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Mom to Kid With Bad Grades: Kill Your Hamster

Jailed Lynn Middlebrooks Geter forced son to do deed with hammer
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2010 1:49 PM CST
Mom to Kid With Bad Grades: Kill Your Hamster
Lynn Middlebrooks Geter.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A 38-year-old Georgia woman is in jail today after allegedly forcing her son to kill his pet hamster with a hammer after he earned poor grades in school. Lynn Middlebrooks Geter is charged with animal cruelty, child cruelty, and battery. The incident came to light when the 12-year-old boy told his teacher about it, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. (Read more animal cruelty stories.)

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