Mom Arrested for 'Branding' Her Children With Heated Stick

A mother of two is accused of "branding" her children so she could identify them. She allegedly didn't do this with temporary tattoos or glittery stickers, but with fire. The children reportedly told authorities that their mom lit a stick on fire and then held it against their skin so that she could create a permanent scar that would identify them.

Kayla Oxenham, 23, of Port Charlotte, Florida, denies abusing her children and reportedly wouldn't answer questions about the scars on her kids. Daycare workers first noticed the scars and called cops.

The girls, who are 5 and 7 years old, reportedly said that their mom talked about how much she "loved fire" while she branded them and promised them ice cream afterward.

Apparently this wasn't the first time the woman abused her kids. One of them claimed that the mom smashed her daughter's head into a wall after she locked a cat in a bathroom.

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Of course, branding your kids is not only barbaric, it makes little sense. Why would you need a permanent scar to identify your children? It's not like they are cows and you can't tell your child from any other child.

Someone who would do something like this is not in their right mind and just looking for an excuse to abuse, because it makes no sense. Thank goodness daycare workers stepped up to report this so cops can figure out what is going on here.


Image via Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

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nonmember avatar Emma

I don't think she has (ppd) I think she looks like she has some screws loose. Not everyone with that disorder hurt or kill their children just people like her.

Ashlee Richardson

Vacutie24, I think you are referring to Munchausen syndrome. This article is just sad.

julie... julie21210

No Münchausen syndrome has nothing to do with this . There was a seperate article about that recently . Münchausen is when you want people to think you (or your child) is sick for sympathy and pity from others. This bitch is just crazy ... I mean look at her

Debra Bansemer

Is she so darn dumb that she does not know who her kids are?She must be on crack or something...Oh by the way where can we burn this bitch.....


Chase... ChaseBugLover

I think the name of the disorder you're looking for is"insane". She is straight up, certifiably crazy. NOT ok.

gogoh... gogohas2babies

First thing that popped in my head was shit I wonder if she's a cafe mom? Can you imagine? 

But this is a reality that weird and crazy people do exist. Poor girls. 

Blond... Blondie6969

They should lock her up and throw away the key. She doesn't deserve light of day.

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