03-27-2012, 03:55 PM
The adoptive mother of an Illinois boy who police say was forced by his stepfather to do hundreds of pushups and eat two screws as punishment has been charged with misdemeanor child endangerment. The Belleville News Democrat reports that the boy was severely punished because he got crumbs on the floor after eating cookies. St. Clair County Sheriff's Office Capt. Steve Johnson said James Jennings beat the boy with a wooden paddle, made him eat screws and forced him to do over 1,000 push-ups as punishment. KMOV-TV reports that X-rays showed the screws inside the boy's stomach. To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.