Sheriff’s deputies on Saturday arrested a Baton Rouge woman accused of shocking her 13-year-old daughter with a stun gun, and striking her and her 12-year-old brother with a boot until the boot broke apart.
Janice Collins, 42, came home from work to find her 13-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son waiting for her at their home on Betty Smothers Avenue, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
But for motives that aren’t specified in the report, Collins grabbed a boot and began to strike her daughter all over her body, including on her head, the report says.
When the boot broke, Collins found the matching boot and resumed the attack, the report says.
Collins also slapped her daughter, choked her by pushing the child down on the floor with her foot on her neck, and stunned her in the arm with the stun gun after chasing her into the kitchen, according to the report.
At some point, Collins turned on her 12-year-old son, striking him in the head and hitting him on the leg with the boot, according to the report.
Collins, of Betty Smothers Avenue, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on two counts of cruelty to juveniles. She posted bail of $20,000 Sunday.