Chile: Violent mother beats daughter to death for failing homework

fist.jpgOne fatal case amongst hundreds of thousands of appalling cases of child abuse is that of a 26-year-old woman from Chile who beat and kicked her daughter to death because she had not finished her school homework.

Erna Rivera admitted losing her temper, punching and kicking her and throwing her against furniture, according to Mauricio Lara of the police homicide division. The girl died on the eve of her tenth birthday.

The woman’s partner had already been accused of family violence in the previous year, but it’s not known if the case was investigated by authorities.

As if it needed stating, it proves that some people just do not know how to bring up a child, nor handle their own emotions and actions. Of course, we don’t know anything about the mother’s situation, but if she already had an alleged history of violence towards family members, something should have been done sooner to protect the child. Of course, with hindsight it’s easy to say that, but it’s yet another case where tragedy has struck.

(Via Yahoo! News)