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Mother Allegedly Shocks Child With Stun Gun for Making Oatmeal Wrong

"didn't want to live anymore."


A Florida mother was arrested last week on charges of aggravated child abuse for allegedly shocking her child with a stun gun after he or she (gender is not identified) made oatmeal incorrectly for breakfast, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Melissa Heale Melissa Heale (Image via WKMG-TV screenshot)

Melissa Heale of Orange County was arrested Thursday for the incident, which the arrest affidavit states happened Sunday, and was released Friday on $2,500 bail, according to WKMG-TV.

It was an unidentified woman with whom Heale and her children were living that filed the report stating the mother used a stun gun on her child, causing burns on his or her knee. The police report also notes the woman finding a note in the child's bedroom that read he or she "didn't want to live anymore."

The Orlando Sentinel reported other abuse by the 34-year-old mother in the report, including slapping, punching and pulling of hair.

Heale told police the wounds on the child's knee were from hitting him or her with a spoon, not from using a stun gun.

The electrifying weapon was confiscated by police upon Heale's arrest and her children were temporarily placed with family in the area.

Watch WKMG's report about the alleged incident:

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