WARNING: NOT EASY TO LISTEN TO OR WATCH VIDEO. It contains a mother screaming profanity at 3-year old as he cries for 16-minutes. She hits him and abuses him without hesitation. She threatens countless times to kill him.
Katrina Flores Kennedy is the 27-year-old Colorado mother in the video. She has been arrested after police learned of the video seen below.
Kennedy was in a wheelchair during her first court appearance on Thursday, The Denver Channel reports. Her attorney said she is a single mother on permanent disability who suffers from scoliosis and cerebral palsy.
The boy had bruises on his arms and legs, police said. He also had dark spots on his head.
Kennedy told police she lost her temper and knows she was wrong, according to court documents.
She also said her son lost her phone charger but later found it for her.
The woman who recorded the video posted it to Facebook after realizing the child was still with his mother, according to KMGH-TV. She told police she didn’t turn the video over to police because she was scared of Kennedy, KKTV reports.
Kennedy is facing three misdemeanor charges, two counts of child abuse and one count of attempted child abuse.
She made her first court appearance on Thursday and had her bail set at just $3,000. Judge Dana Nichols also ordered her to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18.
Kennedy is due back in Weld County Court on May 27 at 2 p.m.
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