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Mother arrested for beating her 10 YO son at Wal-mart

Aug 15, 2007
Phoenix,
A 10-year-old boy was screaming, telling his mother to stop.

She didn't, according to witnesses who saw the abuse at a Phoenix area Wal-Mart up close.

Some of them even took a picture of the beating on their cell phones.

The child, Carlos Baca, was shopping with his mother Tina Tatum and his grandmother.

Witnesses said Tatum punched her son with a closed fist, hit him in the back, stomach, and arms and then proceeded to drag him outside to the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Shortly after that, calls flooded the police dispatch center reporting the abuse.

It turns out Tatum went to prison in 2005 for child abuse.

Her 3-month-old son died in 2003 after her then-boyfriend Pedro Peralta shook the infant to death.

Peralta plead guilty to first degree murder in that death and a second baby's death nine months later.

Witnesses in the store also

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Added: Aug-15-2007 
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