NC mom accused of biting, scratching boy

McDOWELL Co., N.C. (WSPA) — Deputies say a Nebo woman has been charged after a fight with her 12-year-old son.

McDowell County deputies have charged Mary Elizabeth McLaughlin, 32, of 1059 Drucilla Church Road, with child abuse. Deputies say the woman and boy got into a physical altercation on June 1.

McLaughlin inflicted several injuries on the boy, according to deputies. They say the child had a bite mark on his face, as well as a mark from McLaughlin’s fingernail. They also say he had bruises and scratches all over his body.


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