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Pflugerville Mom Accused Of Using Stun Gun On Teen Son
A Pflugerville mom is accused of punishing her teen son with a stun gun.
According to the arrest affidavit, Kimira Hysaw, 32, is charged with injury to a child, a third degree felony.
Court documents say investigators found out about the alleged abuse last month from the victim's 4-year-old sister. The child told her teacher that her 14-year-old brother had been in trouble and had been "tased" by their mother. She said her brother had been burned by the electroshock weapon while her father held him down and her mother used the stun gun on him.
The little girl told police the boy would get in trouble for not washing the dishes and not coming home. She said their mother used the stun gun on him after he went to play basketball without permission. The affidavit says she saw him get shocked in the head above the hairline, arms, back and legs.
Police interviewed the victim's younger brother who told a similar story. He said his mom used a pink stun gun she kept in her purse on his brother when he does not come home on time, according to the affidavit.
Investigators interviewed the victim, who was very reluctant to speak. The affidavit says injuries could be seen on his body consistent with a stun gun marking/burn.
On March 1, a detective contacted the mother over the phone, who, according to the affidavit, was extremely agitated. She admitted that she had a stun gun and would threaten her 14-year-old son with it because he "is a handful." She said, "I don't even know where my child is half the time."
Hysaw ended the conversation by saying she had to talk to her children and find out where this information was coming from -- and disconnected the call.
She was arrested on Tuesday. She was released on a $50,000 bond.
Photo from the Pflugerville Police Department