Mum charged after beating son for giving his grandmother a Mother’s Day card

She was jealous.

A mum was taken into custody after allegedly hitting her 6-year-old son about the head for giving his grandmother a card on Mother’s Day, and not her.

Police in North Carolina were called to the house of Tracey Murphy, whose grandson had been hit in the head by his mother, reports Newser.

The boy’s sister said their mother, Shontrell Murphy, had ripped the card to pieces and then hit her son hard in the head. 

When asked by Police why she had hit her son, Murphy allegedly replied ‘because she could.’

She was charged with cruelty to children.

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