A 31-year-old, St. Paul woman was accused of abusing her 8-year-old daughter on Tuesday because her daughter apparently lied about doing her homework.
Around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, the 8-year-old's father was called by her mother, Porscha Lafaye Yearby saying, "You better come pick up your daughter. I really (messed) her up this time," reports Emily Gurnon from the St. Paul Pioneer Press in the Duluth News Tribune.
According to the girl's father, Yearby had gotten angry with their daughter, pushed her to the floor and punched and slapped her face. Gurnon also reports that the father saw that the girl had a bloody nose and bruises on her face.Officers recorded that the bruises on her face were in the shape of a hand and that the girl had a large red mark on her neck and a cut on her upper lip.
The Associated Press states, "Yearby told investigators she slapped the girl five times because she believed the girl had lied about doing her homework."
Yearby is set to appear in court again on Feb. 9. for the assault.