NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Staten Island woman has been charged with allegedly burning her 11-year-old son with a hot butter knife.

Mervat Elhanafy was arraigned Wednesday on assault and other charges.

According to the Staten Island Advance, police say the boy suffered blisters and peeling skin to his legs and left arm.

The woman’s attorney, Robert DePalma, said in court that the boy had become so unruly recently that she had sought a Person in Need of Supervision warrant.

He said she has three other children and had not intended to harm him.

She was ordered held on $2,500 bail until her next court appearance on Monday.

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Comments (2)
  1. Surfin Bird says:

    These type of people are constantly absuing their children

  2. Linda says:

    Where in the world are all these people coming from that are so horribly abusing their children. Every day in the news children are being beaten, neglected, molested and/or killed. How very tragic for these children.

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