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Great grandmother attacks 10-year-old girl with a hammer

By Mason White 11:21 AM December 31, 2014
Iona Aiken 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A young girl was hospitalized after she was beaten by her great grandmother.

The 79-year-old great grandmother of Florida, was arrested after she hit the child in the head with a hammer.

Police said that the 10-year-old girl was playing with her tablet and listening to music on headphones when she was attacked.

The mother of the 10-year-old girl rushed her to a neighbor’s home in Miami, where she stopped the bleeding before the girl was taken to an area hospital.

Police arrested Iona Aiken, and charged her with aggravated child abuse. Aiken is accused of striking her great granddaughter in the head with the metal hammer.

Aiken, who lives in the house with the girl, hit her great granddaughter four times in the head and on the shoulder with the hammer “without warning and for unknown reasons,” police said.

At her arraignment Tuesday, Miami-Dade Judge William Thomas Aiken said: “You’re not having contact with the mother and child, Do you understand?”

Aiken was released to a treatment program with an alternative bond of $10,000.