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Mom arrested after beating daughter

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:55 PM
Last updated Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:47 AM
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A mother is facing charges after police said she hit her daughter with an extension cord and then made her wear a sweater to hide the injuries.

Brewer  Richmond County Jail photoh
Richmond County Jail photoh
Brewer


Police were called to A. Brian Merry Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon after a teacher saw welts on the 7-year-old student’s body. The teacher told police the child complained of being hot but refused to remove her sweater because she would “get in trouble.”

According to an incident report, the teacher insisted the child remove the sweater and then discovered welts on the child’s arms. More welts were on her back and legs.

The child told her teacher that her mother, Roberta Sanders Brewer, 28, whipped her with an extension cord Monday because she wasn’t crying from being beaten with a belt, the report stated. The victim also stated Brewer threatened to kill the child if she told anybody.

Brewer was booked into the Richmond County jail on charges of first-degree child cruelty.

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internationallyunknown
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internationallyunknown 04/23/14 - 01:24 pm
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She looks mentally ill.

She looks mentally ill.

pgapeach2
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pgapeach2 04/23/14 - 01:27 pm
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Someone needs

Someone needs to whip her behind with an extension cord so she can see how it feels. Then again, maybe she knows what it feels like. I really hope that she will have to take parenting classes before she can get this child back.

GodisSoGood
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GodisSoGood 04/23/14 - 02:28 pm
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No punishment is harsh enough

No punishment is harsh enough for people like her. I believe in spanking, but to leave welts on a child is taking it entirely too far.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 04/23/14 - 02:38 pm
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I'm not a betting person, but

I'm not a betting person, but if I was, I'd bet she knows exactly what it feels like.

edcushman
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edcushman 04/23/14 - 02:50 pm
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'I'm not a betting person,
Unpublished

'I'm not a betting person, but if I was, I'd bet she knows exactly what it feels like.'
I'm afraid you are correct, so sad.

PrayN4U
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PrayN4U 04/23/14 - 03:46 pm
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Angry Grandmother

Any time you beat a child with an extention cord because a belt doesn't make them cry is insane. The mother needs serious counceling. I was born in the 50's and there was no child abuse but I never had to endure anything like that. My grandma would tan our leg with switches and that was all. My mother and father didn't have to punish us because grandma had already done it. Instead of locking them up the parent should be beat in the same manner they beat the child. There is a vast difference between spanking and using a switch than BEATING.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 04/23/14 - 04:22 pm
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Poor child

No love - and being beaten. Why are these people mad at the whites - they should be mad at themselves. No food, not love, no compassion

stuaby
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stuaby 04/23/14 - 06:45 pm
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I give the mother the benefit

I give the mother the benefit of the doubt here. You people complain about blacks not doing what they need to do. Here is one mother that is not just going to let the kid do whatever the hell she wants to do, and you're complaining.

This is one child that likely will not go on to be a brood mare. Stop with the knee-jerk reaction. The kid will live through this. GEEZ.

Of course, now that the child sees that the law will come down like Thor's hammer on the mother for trying to instill discipline, maybe she WILL go on to be a brood mare. In which case, you will complain about black people not doing what they should be doing when you see "JaQuon" rob a Circle K.

If you are the shortsighted person that I allude to, then shut up and don't post here when "JaQuon" robs a Circle K.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/23/14 - 06:53 pm
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stuaby, there will never be

stuaby, there will never be justification for anyone to abuse a child with an extension cord to the point they have welts just because the child would not cry after being whipped with a belt. That is not discipline, it's anger and should never enter in to the equation to rectify bad behavior. I have no clue what this child did to deserve a spanking with a belt but what if the mother had pulled out a gun and shot the child because she wouldn't cry from the belt....would you also think she was trying to instill discipline??? How far is too far.

jbartley
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jbartley 04/23/14 - 07:27 pm
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Evil

The mother should have a public whipping and the child should be put with a loving family!

stuaby
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stuaby 04/23/14 - 07:42 pm
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"what if the mother had

"what if the mother had pulled out a gun and shot the child because she wouldn't cry from the belt...."

Well, the mother didn't do this. So why ask what if? My mother whipped me with a switch, which left marks. I got the message she was sending.

This is one of the problems in our society, now. Too many are buying into the notion that there should be no pain involved in correction of children.

OK, fine. Just stop complaining about how out of control people are, if pain aversion is your primary concern.

stuaby
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stuaby 04/23/14 - 07:52 pm
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"The mother should have a

"The mother should have a public whipping and the child should be put with a loving family!"

A family in which the parent(s) just wags a finger, every now and then, at the kid?

Maybe you didn't need anything more than this, but others need more corporeal intervention than this.

stuaby
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stuaby 04/23/14 - 07:58 pm
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Come on, ICL, look at the

Come on, ICL, look at the correction that took place in the old testament. Far, FAR more intense than this. Would you tell the Lord of the Heaven's Armies that He had gone too far with His correction?

corgimom
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corgimom 04/24/14 - 04:57 am
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PrayN, you are very, very

PrayN, you are very, very wrong if you think there wasn't child abuse in the 50's. Oh yes, there was.

It has always been among us.

GodisSoGood
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GodisSoGood 04/24/14 - 07:19 am
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The child being forced to

The child being forced to wear a sweater to cover the welts tells me that the mother knew it was abuse.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/24/14 - 08:56 am
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Don't conflate a simple

Don't conflate a simple "spanking" with love to discipline with abuse which isn't about teaching or discipline but about punishment. One of my children tried to put her finger in the light socket as a youth-I spanked her and told her how dangerous it was and it would hurt her much more than the spanking. The same if she bolted in front of a car. Being receptive to "Fear conditioning" (aversion) is a hallmark feature of a normal mind-and it leaves an indelible memory of the incident. Little kids (babes and adolescents) minds are not mature and they really don't comprehend their own behavior. Ask a young kid-why did you do that? I dunno. That said, this seems like obvious abuse-more so because the Mom knew so and tried to cover it up -even threatening the child with death. Now that is one sick woman.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/24/14 - 08:56 am
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Ok, guess my comment was

Ok, guess my comment was pulled because I indicated a statement made was less than intelligent.

Bizkit, thanks for your comment. I'm sure many on here were spanked as a child but this mother took it to a whole different level which resulted in abuse (IMO). In my opinion, it is a parenting issue if you believe it is okay to whip a child with a belt and because that child does not shed any tears, you escalate to beating the child with an extension cord until welts appear and then try to hide the result by making the child wear a sweater.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 04/24/14 - 11:23 am
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This Is Abuse

I do not care if Mom suffered this type of punishment or not. It still did not give her the right to escalate to an extension cord. Mom needs to be taken out behind the woodshed. She KNEW is was abuse - sweater. @ stuaby - you can't be serious in your comments??????

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 04/24/14 - 01:57 pm
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One thing to be thankful for...

At least she didn't take them into a gas station bathroom and stab her to death.

What this mother did was cruel, plain and simple. Who with an ounce of humanity thrashes as child simply to force them to cry?

This thrashing was not abuse only by comparison to breaking a bone, producing internal bleeding, causing a brain injury or leaving her dead.

corgimom
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corgimom 04/24/14 - 04:39 pm
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My mother whaled the tar out

My mother whaled the tar out of us. Did she go too far? Oh yeah. Especially with us 3 older ones.

But out of the 5 of us kids, we all did very well in school, none of us have ever been in trouble, 4 of us are college graduates, 2 of us have Master's degrees, and my brother was a licensed general contractor and had his own business.

So I don't know, maybe the parents back then had the right idea.

Obviously, something has undergone a major change, we didn't have these problems with kids back in those days. Bad kids were few and far between.

I know people in Augusta that got beat with stove wood, and extension cords. My brother and I got an plug-in iron cord, the kind that was reinforced with metal on the inside. Wooden hangers. Hairbrushes. Shoes. Flip-flops. A belt, but that wasn't that bad (which is why the kid above didn't cry.) Fly swatters.

And we didn't grow up violent. But we didn't get in trouble, either, we knew what would happen at home if we did. Bad idea.

But you know why we got whipped? It was because we didn't listen and mind, we disobeyed our parents.

As my parents said, "If you don't want a whipping, DO AS YOU ARE TOLD."

We got the message.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 04/24/14 - 08:44 pm
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Corporal Punishment teaches

Corporal Punishment teaches the wrong message: physical force leads to a cycle of physical force. I didn't spank my children; I guided and disciplined them. I don't want my grandchildren spanked either. The Shepherd's rod is to guide the sheep, not to spank them with it.

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