Police: Woman Beat Young Son Over Lack Of Mother’s Day Card

A South Carolina woman repeatedly smacked her young son in the head because the child had only made a Mother’s Day card for his grandmother, according to police.

Responding to a 911 call Thurdsay night about a disturbance at a Spartanburg home, cops found the young boy in tears. The child complained that his head hurt and “he was sad,” an investigator noted.

The boy was in the residence with his grandmother, sister, and his mother, Shontrell Murphy, 30. The child’s grandmother told officers that Murphy struck the boy three times in the head “in a hard manner.”

The boy’s sister told police that she saw Murphy strike her sibling “in the head really hard a few times because of a Mother’s Day card.” The girl added that the victim “made his grandmother...a Mother’s Day card and not Shontrell.”

Murphy, cops charge, “became upset that the card was not for her” and "tore it up" before hitting the boy “in the head repeatedly.” A patrolman reported spotting a “hand written card torn into pieces.” The boy was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and was released after no trauma to his head was detected.

Seen above, Murphy told police that she did not strike her son “in a hard or violent manner.” Murphy, arrested for child cruelty, was booked into the county jail and later released on a personal recognizance bond. Murphy was recently arrested for domestic violence, but that charge was dismissed last month by prosecutors, court records show.