Ga. teen beaten for not wanting to attend church

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- A suburban Atlanta area teenager was beaten because he said he was too tired to go to church, according to police.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the 17-year-old boy was beaten with a belt by his mother, Lolita Smith, 48, of Woodstock, for not wanting to attend church because he had awoken early to walk the dog, according to a police report.

Smith has been charged with simple battery and criminal trespassing.

 

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