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Woman, 60, throws poisonous weed killer onto face of 7-year-old girl during fight

By Mason White 8:34 AM June 30, 2014
Julie Rodenhuis 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A 60-year-old woman was arrested after bullying a 7-year-old girl.

The woman of California, has been jailed after she hurt the young girl while being involved in a series of “neighborhood disputes.”

Julie Rodenhuis was charged with three felonies after allegedly spraying a poisonous weed killer in the face and eyes of the 7-year-old girl, who lives in her apartment complex.

Rodenhuis was arrested Wednesday night, after police were called to investigate a reported assault on the child.

According to police in Grover Beach, a coastal community 90 miles north of Santa Barbara, Rodenhuis sprayed pesticide on the child and she was treated by immediate family members.

The victim was also treated by emergency services personnel at the scene, and then transported to a local hospital, where she was treated and later released.

According to Commander John Peters, the woman has been involved in several neighborhood disputes in the past, and the act against the child seems to be a continuation of those fights.

Rodenhuis was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious injury, and child endangerment. She was booked into the San Luis Obispo County jail, where she is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.