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Nine-Year-Old-Child: Mother Choked Him as Form of Punishment

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A Tulsa mother was taken into custody over the weekend on allegations that she choked and physically abused her son.

Tulsa Police arrested Norma Martinez and booked her on one count of child abuse. She was placed in custody outside an east Tulsa apartment complex where one incident reportedly took place.

According to her booking report, officers spoke to a witness who said she saw Martinez choking her 9-year-old son. Moments later she was able to pull Martinez off her son and called 911.

Martinez reportedly left the scene with her 4-year-old daughter and left behind her two other sons, including the one she choked.

"He had scratches and bruising on both sides of his neck," the officer wrote in the booking report. "he also had bruises on his left upper arm."

Officers were told by the child that Martinez choked him to "punish him."

During their investigation, officers saw Martinez return to the scene. She was arrested and transferred to the Tulsa County Jail.

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