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Police: Mother's punishment got out of hand

Ashleigh Wheatley (source: LMDC) Ashleigh Wheatley (source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville mother is facing charges after police said a punishment got out of hand.

Police said Ashleigh Wheatley was arrested after she struck her child on the left buttock causing severe bruising.

Wheatley was charged with third degree criminal abuse of a child under 12.

Child protective services were notified. Wheatley admitted she struck the child.

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