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Cops: Texas Woman Used Stun Gun on 5-Year-Old Son

'From zero to 10, it hurt 10,' he told police
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2017 12:03 AM CDT
Cops: Texas Woman Tasered 5-Year-Old Son
"From zero to 10, it hurt 10," the boy told police.   (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Her lawyer says it was "discipline that went a little too far." Police say it was a felony. Houston woman Whitney White, 27, has been charged with felony injury to a child for abuse that included abusing her son with a stun gun when he was 5 years old, the New York Daily News reports. The boy told police it happened last fall after he got into trouble at school. "From zero to 10, it hurt 10," he said, according to court documents seen by the Houston Chronicle. White is also accused of hitting the boy, now 6, with a belt last month.

"My anger management class told me not to Tase him, but we didn't go into what else to do," White told police, according to court documents. The boy and his sibling, a 2-week-old baby, have been placed in a relative's care by Child Protective Services. "This is a CPS issue, not a criminal law issue," White's attorney tells the Chronicle. "It's discipline that went a little too far." He says he expects the case to be dismissed after White completes parenting and anger management courses. (More Texas stories.)

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