Woman Batters Her Child While Living in Battered Shelter
Today we shall make the acquaintance of Gloria Sylvia Irizarry, of Collier county, Florida, USA.
Irizarry, aged 33, is the mother of six children, five of whom were taken from her custody by authorities owing to reports of child abuse.
Irizarry was reported to have verbally abused, scratched, beaten, cursed, and choked with a rope until purple the one child who remained in her custody. She has been sentenced to sixteen months in the state prison by Circuit Court judge Frank Baker, who also sentenced her to five years probation. The conviction was on a first-degree felony charge punishable by up to thirty years incarceration.
The child, a five-year-old girl, is reported to be developmentally disabled and wearing a diaper because she soils herself.
The behavior for which Irizarry was convicted apparently took place while she and the little girl were living in a series of domestic violence shelters. In addition to the action described above, Irizarry is said to have instructed the girl, under threat, to lie to shelter officials about how she had gotten her various injuries.
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You'll want to peruse the reader comments following the article, and note the presence of some highly MRA-esque statements. Evidence that our movement is growing, and spreading, and penetrating even to such remote, exotic, hayseed locales as Collier county, Florida!