Mother captured on video beating and cursing at baby
By Ashley Johnson, Multimedia Journalist
BEAUMONT, Texas -
A mother is caught on cell phone video beating and cursing at her young baby is now in police custody. This all happened earlier this week up north in Beaumont.
It all happened at a home on the 1300 block of Liberty Street. The mother identified as 27 year old Tieralyn Angelle was visiting the man who lives there and was caught at a home in Port Arthur. We warn you that the video you're about to see you might find upsetting.
The disturbing video that went viral sent police on a manhunt in Beaumont.
The neighbor who captured this Tieralyn Angelle beating ...and saying "shut the expletive up" to her baby did not want his face shown on camera. He says it all started Tuesday afternoon when he was at home and could hear a baby crying.
"My heart dropped when I seen it. I wanted to go over there but I didn't want to get myself in trouble but I was hurt by it," the witness said,
The videographer says this really struck a nerve with him being father of four daughters. He says the baby looked no more than 8 months old.
"She was cursing the baby out and slapping the baby on the hind parts and the legs and they say they caught her slapping the baby on the face also," the neighbor said.
Police and those with Child Protective Services say Angelle put her child's life in jeopardy.
Police say fortunately the baby, a girl named Zoe, is safe and will remain in the custody of Child Protection Services. Angelle is behind bars at the Jefferson County Jail.
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