US mother accused of sending her son out to steal food and beating him if he failed

A Florida mother is accused of sending her son out to steal food from stores and then beat him if he was unable to obtain any.

 

Thirty two year old, North Lauderdale resident, Marlina Kaye Shellman, was arrested on Monday and charged with aggravated child abuse.

 

Police say that they found Shellman’s thirteen year old son covered with over twenty five bruised and scars.

 

In mid March, the Broward Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit launched an investigation into Shellman. They reported that their had been at least twenty eight domestic violence reports and child abuse allegations made against Shellman. Her children were said to have been removed from her home on at least two occasions.

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