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  • Mother Cuts Son's Tongue; Avoids Prison

    Found this and can't imagine how much it had to hurt that poor child. When I was a kid I got my tongue stuck to the freezer door once (only because my mom told me NOT to do it) and that took a chunk out of my tongue when I pulled it off!! But this parent.. her action is simply inexcusable.
    Originally posted by wsbtv.com
    Mother Sentenced For Cutting Son's Tongue

    POSTED: 5:41 am EDT August 2, 2006
    UPDATED: 10:34 am EDT August 2, 2006

    ATLANTA -- A mother accused of cutting off part of her son's tongue with hot scissors avoided a 5-year prison sentence and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

    But before going on probation, Samantha J. Davis, 33, will serve 60 to 180 days in a detention center.

    Judge Wade Crumbley also told Davis to complete a 26-week parenting class, a nonviolence class and have only supervised visits with her son.

    Henry County prosecutors had recommended that Davis serve five years in prison. But the boy's father testified Tuesday that he did not want her to go to prison.

    "He told the judge she is a good woman, and he doesn't feel his son is unsafe around her," Davis' lawyer, Rickey L. Richardson, said.

    Davis heated a pair of scissors on a stove in August 2004 and held it to her 6-year-old son's neck before cutting off a piece of his tongue as punishment for talking back, authorities said. Her estranged husband, Toby Davis reported the injuries to police and she was arrested.

    The child has been in his father's custody since then. Davis pleaded guilty in June to two child cruelty charges.

    But the state's case was hampered when Toby Davis filed court papers refusing to cooperate with the prosecution and asking that charges be dropped. The boy also signed an affidavit saying he did not want his mother prosecuted.

    Henry District Attorney Tommy Floyd said he did not know if the father's refusal affected the sentence.

    "The judge didn't say, 'This is why I'm doing what I'm doing.' I know the father was very reluctant to prosecute and we feel he influenced the child," Floyd said.

    In the meantime, Richardson said Samantha Davis was relieved by the sentence.

    "She was hoping for straight probation but at least it isn't the five years in prison the state wanted," he said.
    If you go to the link, you might also notice a story link (on the right) titled, "Man Doused, Set on Fire." Here is an excerpt from that story:
    "Cumming Police say the man was set on fire shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday. The victim was found at an abandoned building near a laundromat at Bald Ridge Road and Highway 9."
    Sorry, I just found the wording quite humorous..
    Last edited by FTMPTB15; 08-05-2006, 12:00 AM. Reason: clarification!
    Do it because you love it, not because you love being seen doing it.

  • #2

    Thats crazy. If I were the Father I would want her locked up and never around my child again. If she did it once, Hell she will do it again. Now how can the child not want to see some punishment. I know it is his mother and it would be hard to send her to prison...but if she cut your tongue off, woman I would say see ya in 5 to 10.


    • #3
      Wow. Just further proof that there are alot of sick individuals out there. People like that should simply not be allowed to breed.
      Tom Warshaw
      Station 13 (Bethel)
      Sumter Fire Department

      "Scientists believe that the world is composed mainly of hydrogen because in their opinion, it is the most abundant element. I however, feel the earth is composed mainly of stupidity, because it is more abundant than hydrogen." - Frank Zappa

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