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    72 yo Woman Brands Child With Hot Potato Masher

    Boy, 9, branded with hot masher

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) - Felony child abuse charges may be filed against a 72-year-old Midwest City woman suspected of using a red-hot potato masher to brand a 9-year-old boy.

    ~snip~

    He says the boy went back to his room and started crying, but Louis allegedly told him she wasn't finished with him, brought him back out and branded him several more times.

    http://www.newson6.com/Global/story.asp?S=10831532

    Is this old bat mean or just crazy?! OMG! It doesn't say if she is related to the child, but obviously he was alone in her care at the time. What a horrible thing for this child to endure the rest of his life if those scars never go away.

    This story has a photo of the boy's arm.

    Midwest City police described Louis as the boy’s foster mother, but state Department of Human Services officials Friday said that is not the case. The Oklahoman was unable to resolve the discrepancy.

    ~snipped~

    Clabes said the burns on the boy’s body were discovered about a month ago by a worker at a Weed and Seed summer camp program the police department helps put on for children from high-crime areas.

    The boy initially told a police officer the burns were accidental, but it was obvious from the burn marks they weren’t, Clabes said. The child later gave police what they think is an accurate description of how the burns were inflicted.

    Clabes said Louis refused to cooperate with police officers, but told a Department of Human Services worker that she "lightly pressed the hot potato masher on his skin because he wasn’t listening to her.”

    http://www.newsok.com/midwest-city-b...ad_story_title
    Last edited by SeriouslySearching; 08-01-2009 at 06:28 PM.
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  2. #2
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    Just goes to show that people don't outgrow evil, all the more reason that people like her should be locked away forever.
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    O.M.G. Why would they even put a child in the care of a 72-year-old person? If she is a "foster" parent, I doubt this was the first instance of abuse at her hands. What an evil witch!

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    She should have "Child Abuser" branded on her forehead. We should start tatooing people on their forehead that harm children since we can't seem to keep them off the streets.

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    Woman Accused of Burning 9-year-old Foster Child

    MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- A 72-year-old woman has been accused of burning her foster child with a heated potato masher several times.

    An arrest warrant is expected to be issued on Tuesday for Joycelyn Louis, who faces one count of child abuse.

    The 9-year-old was examined at Children's Hospital and was diagnosed with second and third degree burns on his arm and leg.

    ~Snip~

    "She would heat it up on the oven and touch it on his skin as punishment," said Major Porter."This is one of the worse cases of child abuse we've ever seen. To see the marks on the child...it's just hard to believe how someone could do that to a little boy."

    Louis' attorney, Gary Higginbotham, said his client acted "grossly out of character," and was not "in her right mind." Higginbotham said his client just moved to Oklahoma from California where she has a very long and clean history of being a proud foster parent. In fact, he said she has fostered more than 100 kids over the past 30 years and has never had one complaint or investigation filed against her.

    ~Snip~

    NEWS 9 contacted the California Department of Social Services who placed the boy with his foster mother before moved to Oklahoma. A spokeswoman said the agency is now looking into the case.

    http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=10840221 BBM

    The Charge Affidavit: http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/griff...buseCharge.pdf

    Of course, they will go with the Insanity defense.

    Since when does a foster parent get to take a child and move out of state?! WTH? I wonder what else she has done to this poor boy along the way? He was willing to lie for her and say it was an accident. Bless his heart.

    Btw~ Warning if you look at the new photos. They are pretty awful. She branded his hands as well as his arms and legs. No mention of other places yet. I cannot imagine the pain this child endured. I doubt if she even treated the burns.
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    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

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    Bet she gets her hands slapped. They'll blame it on her meds.
    Ya have to wonder how someone would even conceive this method of punishment. Pretty mean spirited I'd say.

  7. #7
    You are so right. Very mean spirited. It wasn't even as if she was cooking and got pissed off. He said she accused him and took him home to torture him this way.
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    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

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    and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.



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    OKLAHOMA CITY - A Midwest City woman has died while awaiting sentencing for child abuse.

    Joycelyn Louis, 73, was accused in the felony case of repeatedly burning her adopted son with a heated metal potato masher last July. The victim, 9, was permanently scarred, officials said.

    Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/artic...0_OKLAHO921415

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk71texas View Post
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