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Warrant: Augusta mom bruises daughter with belt and forces push-ups

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An Augusta mother was spending her fifth day in jail Tuesday for repeatedly beating her 6-year-old daughter with a belt, according to authorities.

Latrice Burton, 32, left the child with bruising all over her body, leading to a charge of felony cruelty to children in the first-degree, according to an arrest warrant. She allegedly struck the victim’s back, side, head, arms and buttocks with a belt on multiple occasions at their home on Fairmont Street.

The mother was also accused of other cruel punishment in February. “The accused forced the victim to do push-ups, stand in a corner and do jumping jacks,” the warrant said.

Burton was arrested Friday with a warrant accusing her of causing her child “excessive physical and mental pain.” The mother remained in jail Tuesday without bond.

Greg Rickabaugh is the Jail Report contributor for The Augusta Press. Reach him at [email protected] 

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