Mother Arrested For Severe Child Abuse

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(Memphis) A mother is accused of whipping her child so severely, blood was seen coming through the child's clothes.

Jessica Howard lost custody of her children and now faces prison time.

It appears Howard was MIA for some time.

“This has been up there since last year,” said reporter Sabrina Hall, looking at a court summons stuck to her front door.

Now police have her locked up, charged with abusing her 7-year-old son more than a year ago.

According to police reports, the child was so severely beaten, he had blood showing through his t-shirt.

The Department of Children's Services got a call and workers found severe whelps and scabs on the child's arm and back.

In an interview, the little boy said his mother beat him with an extension cord still plugged into a radio.

He said she also hit him in the face.

Investigators say the boy had blood clots in both eyes.

“It breaks your heart because the one thing I always think is - this is just the time she was caught,” said Hallie Cohen with the Exchange Club Family Center.

While Cohen says the best place for this mom might be in jail, her office at the Exchange Club tries to help parents who might be on the edge of abuse.

“I think there are a lot of parents who end up physically abusing their child because they don`t know better. If you have a parent that beat you or hit you, that's what you know.”

While police only recently arrested Howard, DCS says after it investigated in September 2012, they took Howard’s two boys away.

Now 8 and 12 years old, they are both in foster homes.

It’s not ideal, but Cohen says everyone should speak up if they know child abuse is going on.

It’s not just the right thing to do -- it's the law.

“If you suspect abuse, you have to report it because how would anybody know if it’s not reported?” asked Cohen.

If you know of someone who might need help, the Exchange Club offers counseling to both parents and children.nYou contact them here: or call (901) 276-2200.


  • kay

    very sad and the cycle will continue, how sad for these kids who did not ask to be brought into this world. this woman needs a bullet to the head.
    She is taking up air and space and contributing nothing. This poor child will remember this forever.

  • Nonya Bidness

    “It’s not just the right thing to do — it’s the law.”

    Someone Call Amy Weirich …. on, never mind, she’ll make some excuse why she can’t prosecute. Remember the COGIC preacher molesting the child and the mother knew?????????

  • American born muslim

    You ppl making jokes about a child being abused? You “people” are beyond redemption. A sensible person would never make jokes ABOUT child abuse. This mother and you polar bears are some sick puppies.

    • Devin

      You people blow up innocent people at wedding parties for attention.
      You people attacked the World Trade Center.
      You people attacked innocent people at the Boston Marathon.
      You people killed innocent athletes at the Munich Olympics.
      You people attach suicide vests to women and children.
      You people abuse your women.
      I could go on for days.

  • bmw120

    It is time for forced sterilization. Don’t want to hear how their rights are violated. The current administration has pretty much already violated so many of our rights that this one needs to be done immediately.

  • ihateallthingssnowbeast

    There has been no bigger abuser of women and childern than the ice kings and snow beasts. Biggest theives snow beast biggest hypocritical fools-snow beasts. Biggest cowards-snow beasts. Proven historical fact….They are a savage people

  • Susan Hesson

    Do something productive, people. Share the Exchange Club information. Report suspected child abuse. Intervention now not only may save a life, but it may also prevent a child from dropping out of school, abusing a friend/loved one, entering into a life of crime. We are all responsible to speak out. There is never an excuse for abusing a child — whether it is physically, emotionally, or psychologically. Stop it when you see it.

    • bmw120

      How many children have been tortured and/or died because they were waiting on someone to do something AFTER it was reported? Children don’t deserve this….something else needs to be done.

  • ihateallthingssnowbeast

    Who killed millions of jews? Snow beasts who caused the death of 20 million ppl in ww2? Snow beasts who had stolen and pillaged for at least 2 millennium? Snow beasts. Brothers stop trying to please these savages from Euro trash. You will falter.Do not keep falling for the psychological brain washing that will have you keeping yourself down. Who destroyed Africa? Snow beasts rise brothers condemn wrong emvrace RIGHT. They want you felonized. Don’t fall for it.

  • ihateallthingssnowbeast

    I got up went to work and am a good neighbor that is what I have done.If I saw a case of child abuse I would confront the perp and report. It. But keep in mind a good butt whippin is not a bad thing but you snow beasts try to felonize everything abuse is wrong but he who doesn’t punish his child hates his child

  • ihateallthingssnowbeast

    Bmw the only forced sterlization should have been your mum being made to swallow you nazi. Brothers and Sisters don’t be fooled the snow beasts are preeping the population to accept brutal action against jews prior to the World War. The hunt is on and we are the prey. Protect your neck. Embrace right condemn wrong. The snow beasts are savages

  • ihateallthingssnowbeast

    Typed to fast they are using the media to prep the population to hate our ethnic group just as Hitler did to the jews Prior to the World War. The jews fell asleep ended up in ovens. It can and will happen again. First step read your history

    • Susan Hesson

      Hitting a child so blood shows through his clothes and causing blood clots in both of his eyes is neither “…a good butt whipping…” nor the media trying to cause racial strife. It’s a heinous crime against a defenseless child, regardless of the color of the skin of the person who did it. You’re spending all of YOUR energy trying cause racial strife on every story I see. The savage is a woman who beats her children until they bleed. Teach your children right from wrong, but don’t beat them with electrical cords, or any other implement. I don’t hate ethnic people, but I do hate a person who would beat a child. Channel your energy into something good today.

  • cal

    What is sad is that the child will always love his mother and he can`t help it. Trust me on this one. He will have to deal with this until the day he dies. Please pray for this child and his mother.

  • dumbwhitesnowbeastaresavages

    You sound like those people always telling people what they should do but never renders any assistance. If these allegations are reported correctly which I doubt it will be deal . With. The district attorney is tough on such things and I am an African American saying that she is fair and who are youto say not to spank kids? Apparently, you are some sort of athetist communist and bmw sterilize your mothers throat

  • Susan Hesson

    There is a distinct difference between “spanking” and beating.And you know nothing, as evidenced by your lack of spelling and grammar skills.

  • ihateallthingssnowbeast

    Just like whitey., can’t win an argument so she becomes a grammer naxi instead of focusing on disproving my assertions. Is that proper grammer enough for you massa? Snow bunny, for you to utter that statement proves my point. Anytime, a minority man challenges you snow beast you instantly try to belittle or devalue his views. You are the racist filthy hypocrite euro dog.

  • ihateallthingssnowbeast

    I am of a younger and different generation. I will never be brainwashed with your athetist God hating people. I despise racists and will challenge them as well the hypocrisy they spew. I said clearly, that DA weinrich is fair and tough and will deal with this if accurately reported. So do I still know nothing? Ok massa,am sorry I pissed you off. I know you snow bunnies like weak men

    • Michelle

      Hate is eating you alive!! You need intensive psychiatric treatment!
      or You can choose to HATE yourself to death, sad

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