Odessa mother accused of spanking child with wire

Odessa mother accused of spanking child with wire
Melissa Franklin (Source: Ector County Sheriff's Office)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One mother is accused of slapping her child in the face and spanking him with a wire.

Odessa police were called out to a local elementary school in reference to possible child abuse.

An investigation revealed that a six-year-old boy had facial injuries.

Police said further investigation revealed that the child's mother, Melissa Franklin, 27, slapped the boy in the face and spanked him with a wire.

Franklin was later arrested and charged with injury to a child (family violence).

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