BROCKTON, Mass. (WHDH) -
A mother is accused of hitting her child in the head at a grocery store in Brockton.
According to a witness 42-year-old Marie Mars was in line to checkout when the assault on her son began.
“[The witness] said something to the defendant along the lines of ‘don’t hit the child that’s not going to teach him anything’ and she indicated that she was going to call police. [Mars] said something along the lines of ‘go ahead and call them’ and then slapped the child several more times in the head,” prosecuting attorney David Habeeb said.
Mars also allegedly smashed her 4-year-old son’s fingers into the door with a shopping cart as they were leaving.
“She slaps his hand, my client is adamant that she never hit him on the back of the head but she did on a couple off occasions slap his hand in the grocery store,” defense attorney Sean Noonan said.
Mars was held on $5,000 cash bail and her son was taken into the custody of the state for the time being.