Update: Back in mid-August when we wrote this story, the details available at the time were scary enough: Mom hits son with iron.
Now, further allegations have emerged against Talthina Jackson's treatment of her children that are simply nauseating and heinous.
NewsNet5 reports that police have documented a long history of abuse.
Reports say Jackson locked her 14-year old son in his bedroom for so long he had to urinate out of the bedroom window and defecated in the closet, for fear of being hit for leaving the room. When Jackson came into the room and discovered the feces, she made him eat it and gave him a plastic bag to vomit.
In another incident, she thought the boy had urinated on plastic that was laid out to paint, so she made him lick it up. Miday said it was actually cat urine.
Another time, Jackson got angry at the boy for feeding the cats before her, so she made him eat the rest of the cat food. He vomited in a bowl, which she made him eat as well.
Original story after the jump.
Don't try to steal money from Talthina Jackson. At least not while she's ironing.
That's the lesson of the day after 19 Action News' report that Jackson, upon finding her 14-year-old son allegedly rummaging in her room for money, whooped him with an iron.
Jackson was arrested after her son ran to a neighbor and displayed his bloodied marks and said, "my mother beat me with an iron."
Yeah, that'll get the cops coming to your house, and real fast, like before you can finish ironing your shirt for court.
And Jackson allegedly didn't just hit him with an iron, police also say she bit his face, hit him with a can, and "threatened him with a knife."
Neighbor Sherita Rogers tells 19 Action News that her 14-year-old neighbor came running down the street bleeding and told her "my mother beat me with an iron."
The incident happened just off of E. 141st and Harvard. According to the police report, the teen's mother allegedly beat her son with the iron, bit his jaw, whacked him with an aerosol can and threatened him with a knife.
Cleveland Police arrested the boy's mother Talthina Jackson, who then told police that she thought the teen was going into her bedroom to steal money.
Apparently, this isn't the first incident at this home to raise child concerns.
Cleveland Police are now investigating why social workers had recently been called about the teen's home.
Not the first visit to house on account of child concerns? You don't say.
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