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Florida Woman ‘Branded’ Her Kids, Cops Say

She told them she did it so they could have ice cream and so she could tell they were hers.

Kayla Oxenham. Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
Kayla Oxenham. Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

A 23-year-old medical assistant from Port Charlotte faces criminal charges after police say she burned her kids with a stick.

Kayla R. Oxenham’s children, ages 5 and 7, told police their mother lit a stick on fire and then proceeded to burn them. The children also told officers Oxenham said she did it to be able to identify them as hers and so they could get ice cream, NBC News is reporting.

Charlotte County Jail records indicate Oxenham was arrested June 17 and was later released on $15,000 bond. She faces neglect without great bodily harm charges.

A medical exam of the two children revealed that at least one of them had injuries consistent with a burn, NBC reported.

Read the station’s full story here.

George Murray June 19, 2014 at 10:11 AM
I think that coloring went to her brain. By the look on her eyes she has to be on something or just plain brain dead. I would say do the same to her but I doubt if she would feel it.
kenneth archer June 19, 2014 at 10:13 AM
She should have bar coded them on the forehead with a magic marker.
Linda June 25, 2014 at 02:42 PM
The scab should have been sterilized. Who the hell is she trying to fool? She burned them cause she was pissed off or coming down off from her latest crack session! God these women who have kids and hurt them really piss me off! Just saying.............
KAF1995 June 26, 2014 at 01:27 AM
Please tell me she won't be able to get them back. At all!!!!
Chris June 30, 2014 at 07:34 PM
There must be something in the water there.

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