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Mother puts plastic bag on head of 1-year-old son because former boyfriend had new girlfriend

By Mason White 3:58 PM April 19, 2017
Janelle Peterkin
Janelle Peterkin
By: Tanya Clark

A mother severely abused her baby because she did not like the fact that the child’s father got himself a new girlfriend, according to police in Texas.

The Harris County Clerk’s Office said that 23-year-old Janelle Peterkin, had been arrested after the mother of the 1-year-old boy sent videos of the abuse to family members.

Peterkin has been charged with one count of child endangerment. She was booked into jail, and her bail has been set at $15,000.

According to the police investigation, Peterkin had a baby with her boyfriend. At some point, the woman broke up with her boyfriend, and that is when she began abusing her 1-year-old son Jaiden.

The baby’s aunt Ra’Neicha Broadnax, 20, called the police after seeing videos of abuse. Broadnax told police that videos showed Peterkin beating her child.

Another video showed the bay with a plastic bag on his head while another showed the mother putting a lighter to his hands.

In the video, Peterkin can be heard saying that she is doing this because the baby’s father played her. Police went to check on Jaiden and told Broadnax that they saw no signs of abuse.

Broadnax was furious and she uploaded the videos of the abuse on Facebook. That is when police departments from all over the country called her back, and the mother was arrested.