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Mother pleads guilty for beating son with horse whip

Mother pleads guilty for beating son with horse whip
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POSTED: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 3:17pm

UPDATED: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 3:24pm

A Doña Ana County mother arrested nearly three years ago for allegedly beating her son with a horse whip pleaded guilty Monday in court.

In June 2010, investigators said Sherri Mazzola admitted to neighbors that she beat her then 13-year-old son with the whip, a broom and the plastic top of a spray can over a two day period after he failed to clean the bathroom within five minutes.

A presentencing report will be presented to the Judge. It could take up to 6 weeks before she is sentenced.

Mazzola faces up to 3 years in prison for third degree child abuse.

Her son is now living with other family outside of New Mexico.

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