Mom Arrested for Doing Unthinkable After Watching Boyfriend Brutally Beat Her 3-Year-Old (VIDEO)

A man in Memphis, Tennessee has been arrested after cops say he brutally beat his girlfriend's toddler for eating the last piece of cheesecake. Anthony Gulledge is facing charges for putting the little boy in critical condition after allegedly grabbing him by the ankles and whipping him so hard he broke a femur bone in his leg and dislocated a vertebrae. That's horrific enough but what the mom did next may be seen as even more horrific: She reportedly waited until the next day to call 911.

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The little boy, who is 3, reportedly sparked the furor of his mom's boyfriend after taking the last piece of cheesecake. Gulledge allegedly whipped the boy and then later hit him again.

The mother, Katrina Johnson, has also been charged since cops say she allegedly did nothing to stop the beating and then waited a day until finally calling police.

There's so much wrong here, it's hard to know where to start. Let's start with a grown man allegedly beating a toddler so hard he breaks bones -- disgusting. But the mom? Not only allegedly doing nothing to stop the attack but then waiting so long to get help? How could any mom watch that and not throw herself in the middle? How could any mom not immediately abscond with the boy to the hospital?

Yes, there are those who will say perhaps she was petrified. We do not know all of the facts. Perhaps she was threatened and thought the only way to save their lives was to wait. Perhaps.

But the idea of a woman letting any man like this around her child is sickening. At least she did call the police the next day and now he's getting care in the hospital. She could have done absolutely nothing -- we read about cases like that.

But it's still sickening. Let's hope the mom is done with this man for good, and let's definitely hope the little boy is placed where he can be loved and cared for, because it doesn't sound like it was happening here.


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