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Aunt accused of beating nephew with broom

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Angela Thornton (Source: LMDC) Angela Thornton (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman was taken into custody after her nephew accused her of beating him with a broom.

According to a police report, Louisville Metro police were called to Kosair Children's Hospital on May 18 after a 13-year-old was admitted with injuries.

The victim said Angela Thornton struck him with a broom, then tried to strangle him but he was able to get away.

The report stated the victim had visible red marks on the right side of his neck, and welts on his right ear, back of his head, chest, back and right arm.

When police questioned Thornton they said she admitted to striking him with a broom and said she placed her hands around his neck to restrain him.

Thornton is charged with criminal abuse and wanton endangerment.

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