Mother punched 3-month-old boy who wouldn’t stop crying, police say

Britney Kierin Joe. (Photo: Benton County Sheriff's Office)
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Britney Kierin Joe. (Photo: Benton County Sheriff's Office)

An Arkansas mother was arrested after punching her infant son who wouldn’t stop crying in the face, investigators said.

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Britney Kierin Joe, 21, punched the 3-month-old boy when he wouldn't stop crying, the woman's mother told investigators, KFSM reported.

Joe told investigators she only slapped the boy and that she found him with the bruise around his eye, KFSM reported.

Another witness told investigators Joe hit a 12-year-old girl with a cellphone cord and pushed her from behind.

Joe was arrested Sunday and charged with two counts of second-degree domestic battery, according to jail records.

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