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Family Denies Stun Gun Used On Pflugerville Teen As Punishment
A Pflugerville mother is arrested for shocking her own child with a stun gun. Police say 32-year-old Kimira Hysaw used the stun gun as punishment against her 14-year-old son. She's now facing a felony charge of injury to a child.
Hysaw's family is denying the incident ever happened.
This police report, filed March 1, said an officer found burn marks on the 14-year-old's back and arms. The victim's two younger siblings also told police Mom "tases" him when he's bad.
"It didn't happen. It did not happen," the grandmother of the children said to our cameras while backing into her daughter's house on Wednesday. "That's it. It did not happen."
She would not comment further, except to say her family has hired an attorney. Police told KEYE TV Child Protective Services contacted them to investigate after the teen's four-year-old sister told her teacher her mom had used a stun gun on her brother. The little girl said her father would hold the 14-year-old boy down while her mom shocked him all over his body.
Police next spoke with an 8-year-old sibling who separately told officers his mother sometimes uses a stun gun on his brother.
When officers pulled the 14-year-old victim out of school, they say he did not want to talk but did verify his mom's stun gun was pink, as did the other two siblings. Officers also found burn marks on his body.
Hysaw has bonded out of jail and continues to deny the charge.
We talked with several neighbors off camera on Wednesday who wanted to know if she'll be found guilty in court. Many told us they let their kids play at her house all the time and never heard any reports of abuse. A court date has not yet been set.
If found guilty, Hysaw faces two to 10 years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine.
By Katherine Stolp