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article imagePhoto of 14-month-old hanging from hook leads to mom's arrest

By Owen Weldon     Nov 4, 2014 in Crime
A mother in Virginia was arrested after a photo of her crying 14 month old son hanging from a hook by his shirt was posted on Facebook.
On Thursday, 18 year old Alexis Breeden turned herself in to the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office on October 30. According to NY Daily News, she turned herself in after a felony warrant was issued for her arrest, after the image was posted to Facebook and went viral.
According to CBS, police became aware of the incident and they assigned a criminal investigation detective through the child victim unit. Police said that they discovered it wasn't a nail, and it was a planter hook that the child was hanging from, and he was fine.
Investigators said the photo was taken between September 1 and September 10, and Breeden snapped the pic.
Police said they became aware of the photo after a number of people posted it on their Facebook page. They said Breeden and the father of her child got into an argument and the father posted the photo in retaliation. Police said the father was not involved in the alleged abuse.
According to Fox, Breeden is now facing felony child abuse charges.
CBS also uncovered court documents, and they revealed Breeden recently pleaded guilty to assault and battery. The victim was identified as Breeden's parent, and she was ordered to complete anger management courses and undergo a mental health evaluation.
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