Mother captured on video slapping baby indicted on injury to a child charge

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by KHOU.com staff

KDFM

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 5 at 5:49 PM

BEAUMONT, Texas – A grand jury has indicted a woman on charges of injury to a child after she was captured on video slapping her 8-month-old baby

The video, captured by a neighbor on May 13 near downtown Beaumont, shows 27-year-old Tieralyn Angelle appearing to repeatedly slap her baby as the child sat in a stroller crying.

The neighbor called police.

Beaumont police detectives were able to identify and locate Angelle at a residence in Port Arthur. Detectives interviewed her about the incident then booked her into the Jefferson County Jail on a probation revocation warrant for a prior unrelated burglary of a habitation charge.

Detectives also located the 8-month-old baby girl and she was placed with Child Protective Services. The infant did not appear to be injured.

If convicted of the third-degree felony, Angelle could face up to 10 years in prison.

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