Nov 3, 2010 8:08 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria police have arrested a
36-year-old woman accused of beating her 11-year-old son and
Barbara Hayes of Alexandria was booked
with cruelty to a juvenile.
Witnesses told police that Hayes began hitting her son Sunday night with her fists and a belt because he had been out too late.
Police say Hayes got into an argument with a 16-year-old female who helped walked the boy home. The girl told police that Hayes began hitting her.
Hayes told police that she whipped her son, but she claimed that the girl had attacked her.
It was not immediately known whether Haynes has an attorney.