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Punished for Motherhood
September 7, 2013 permalink
After Michigan mother Katina Simmons was convicted of abusing her own child she got in more trouble for threatening to kill her social worker.
Simmons jailed for threatneing CPS worker
Coldwater, Mich. —
COLDWATER — Katina Simmons will face probation violation on her child abuse conviction after she made a threat against a Child Protective Services worker.
Simmons, 39, was sentenced to two years probation in December for a third-degree child abuse conviction. Officers were called to her Dragon Lake home in June 2012 by Simmons' 9-year-old son, who had a bruised face.
The boy told officers and CPS Simmons had locked him in a room then used a shoe to beat him. Simmons denied using a shoe, but admitted hitting the boy.
A hand print was found on the child's back.
Simmons was in jail on a probation violation when she was transported to probate court for a hearing involving custody of the child. After testimony at the hearing she became upset at the CPS worker and told Branch County Sheriff's Office Officer Rick Fillmore if she saw the CPS worker on the street, "I would kill her."
The CPS employee said after her dealing with Simmons, who now lives in Bronson Township, she felt the threat was credible.
Branch County District Judge Brent Weigle set Simmons' bond at $1,000 on the one-year misdemeanor of threatening harm to a Department of Human Services employee.
Simmons denied she meant the threat and pleaded not guilty to probation violation.
A conviction could send her to prison for up to two years.
Source: Coldwater Daily Reporter