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Mother to await trial from jail

Judge worries Henry might intimidate son, denies bond

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An Augusta woman who, police said, drove over her son's leg last month after an argument outside Butler High School will stay in jail after a Richmond County Superior Court judge denied bond for her Friday.

Keisha Henry, 40, of 3404 Kenneth Court in Augusta, is charged with aggravated assault against her 15-year-old son, according to a sheriff's report.

Senior Judge Bernard J. Mulherin said he worried that Henry would be a threat to intimidate her son if she were released. Currently, the teen is living with a family friend, officials said.

The mother and son got into an argument Jan. 26 after he refused to apologize to a gym teacher outside the school, Assistant District Attorney Laura Stewart said.

Henry, who works as a receptionist at Fort Gordon, responded by punching the teen in the face and demanding that he hand over his iPhone, according to a police report.

When he refused, she jumped into her sport utility vehicle, drove over the curb and struck the teen on his left leg with the left side of the vehicle.

She then got out of the vehicle, took the cell phone and left, the report said.

The teen has since undergone surgery for an injury to his ankle, Stewart told the court.

"The fact that she drove her car toward her child is incredibly reckless," Stewart said.

Stewart said Henry gave a statement to sheriff's deputies after her arrest that confirmed her son's story. Stewart said, however, that Henry contended she "only bumped" him with the SUV.

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scoobynews
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scoobynews 02/12/11 - 07:59 am
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Wait a minute! We can let

Wait a minute! We can let suspected child molesters and murders out on bond but not a mother who seemed to be at her wits end with what is most likely a kid who is no angel. I am not saying what she did was right by any means but maybe she just had it. Maybe her intent was not to actually hit him but scare him who knows? The point remains the same you let people out for a heck of a lot worse crimes. Makes no sense.

handoff57
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handoff57 02/12/11 - 08:17 am
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Sounds like he was really

Sounds like he was really neglected, an Iphone? at 15?? And refusing to surrender it to the woman paying the bills?? Maybe I'm missing something here, Not saying she had a right to resort to the car, but I'm supposing she's a single mother raising this boy, and that's got to be a handful,,

wafflehead
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wafflehead 02/12/11 - 08:35 am
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This says alot about our

This says alot about our judicial system. A man accused of killing a bicyclist with his car gets bond. A women runs over her sons leg and gets denied bond. They both should be in jail on remand until their respective trials.

Wade Teston
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Wade Teston 02/12/11 - 10:35 am
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It looks to me like this

It looks to me like this mother was doing all she could do to get her son in line. Maybe she didn't use the best method, but at least she loves her son enough to try to teach him something! The mother has a good job that she needs to get back too, and now her son knows that plenty of people will help him undermind his mothers authority!!

sgachief
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sgachief 02/12/11 - 11:47 am
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to me this is another example

to me this is another example of our district attorneys office out of touch with reality, and an inconsistent judicial system. what was our new governor thinking recently?

galaxygrl
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galaxygrl 02/12/11 - 01:41 pm
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I wouldn't call punching your

I wouldn't call punching your child in the face and hitting them with a car the best she could do for him. The Judge may know something we don't to keep her in jail.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 02/12/11 - 03:20 pm
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1. Release her on her own

1. Release her on her own recognizance.
2. Throw a banquet in her honor and give her a medal.
3. Put the kid in jail.

DoggieMom
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DoggieMom 02/12/11 - 05:05 pm
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This is now a "no win"

This is now a "no win" situation for everyone. This mother needs help parenting.
She DID have a job, and the state was not supporting her OR her child.
Now she will lose everything, and the state will be supporting them both!
Instead of locking her up, she needs to stay in her job,
and the "state" needs to teach her parenting skills and supervise her home.
With this ruling, you can pretty much know that the son will also end up in prison....he got away
with being rude and disrespectful to both his teacher and his mother!
If he acts this way in public, his behavior at home is not going to be any better.
It would save everyone to let the Mom out, and make her & her son get into intensive therapy.
Her intentions were right, her actions were wrong. Help her figure out "how" to parent a teen.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 02/12/11 - 07:28 pm
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DoggieMom, Good points.

DoggieMom,

Good points.

kissofdeath
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kissofdeath 02/12/11 - 07:31 pm
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A rant to judge Bernard J

A rant to judge Bernard J Mulherin,refused bond for a working mom.He have granted bond for more serious crime commited in Columbia County.Another example of bias miscarriage of justice.

ADAMS
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ADAMS 02/12/11 - 07:53 pm
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Every body can see Richmond

Every body can see Richmond County judicial system,need to be reform, and its elected judges play the race card. A former cauasian Columbia County Commissioner Scott Dean was jailed and released the same day posting a 50,000 bond on two charges of child molestation. "Hey judge Mulherin thats intimidating for the under age girl."

chascush
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chascush 02/12/11 - 08:50 pm
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Where are the black leaders,

Where are the black leaders, naacp and black churches trying to help? This is a place where they could do a lot of good. But this is not high profile enough for them so it won’t help put $$ in their pockets. .

texred
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texred 02/12/11 - 09:52 pm
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Don't particularly approve of

Don't particularly approve of her methods, but bet the smart mouthed young man will pay attention next time Momma talks......

gadawg1968
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gadawg1968 02/13/11 - 07:08 am
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I feel bad for the mother in

I feel bad for the mother in the fact that she is having to spend time in jail for making her child behave. I dont believe that she should have run him over, but getting out and hitting him sounds like something my daddy would have done. I went to Butler so I know how the school is and this is the reason that parents are afraid to make their children mind. This is why kids act the way they do...because they know the parents wont or cant do anything. The world is going to hell in a handbasket. God help the world when it starts getting run by a bunch of young, smart mouthed punks such as this guy.

corgimom
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corgimom 02/13/11 - 07:22 am
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Her first mistake was buying

Her first mistake was buying him the Iphone. When you spoil a kid, don't be surprised when they then act like a spoiled brat.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/13/11 - 08:02 am
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So every kid that has a

So every kid that has a Iphone is spoiled? Hardly.

mparadiso29877
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mparadiso29877 02/13/11 - 08:47 am
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I personally know Ms. Henry.

I personally know Ms. Henry. She is a hard working, disciplinary, and actively involved mother. She tries to provide the best for her children and has never asked for a dime. I can not believe that keeping her in jail solves anything. I pray for her and her family.

buc_wild1
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buc_wild1 02/13/11 - 02:23 pm
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tbmuch
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tbmuch 02/13/11 - 04:24 pm
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I know things have changed

I know things have changed from the time my wife and I reared our two (in the 80's)but if either one of our children had disrespected us, their behinds would be a lot smaller today than what they are. Release Ms. Henry please !

corgimom
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corgimom 02/13/11 - 06:17 pm
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If someone can come up with a

If someone can come up with a reason why any 15 year old, who is not employed and causing disruptions in school, should have the latest, greatest Iphone- well, good for you.

Justthefacts, I'm sure you can think of reasons. I can't.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/13/11 - 08:38 pm
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Trying to nuance your

Trying to nuance your original post? Hmm.

BornInAUG
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BornInAUG 02/14/11 - 08:56 am
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I would just like to point

I would just like to point out that the 3 cases in comparison (Dean, Johnson, and Henry) all took place in 3 separate counties, 3 separate judges.

chascush
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chascush 02/14/11 - 09:50 am
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I ask one more time! Where

I ask one more time! Where are the black leaders, naacp and black churches trying to help? This is a place where they could do a lot of good. They don’t seem to care if it is not a high profile case.

tiredofsrryppl
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tiredofsrryppl 02/16/11 - 09:41 am
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This IS A CRIME. Wake up

This IS A CRIME. Wake up D.A.!

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