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Hephzibah Mom Sends 2 Young Sons to Hospital with Slaps to the Face

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   A Hephzibah mom was arrested Sunday for child cruelty after her 1- and 3-year-old sons were hospitalized for violent slaps to their faces, authorities said.

Judy Brittany  Brittany Lee Judy, 22, of Old Waynesboro Road, is accused of slapping the 1-year-old boy with the back of her hand, leaving a 5-inch bruise requiring treatment at Augusta University Medical Center. She also struck her 3-year-old son on his face and eye with an open hand, leaving him with a bruise and a contusion to the eyelid, according to arrest warrants.

   Both incidents reportedly happened around midnight on Sept. 9, and an investigation led to her arrest Sunday. She was charged with two counts of cruelty to children in the second degree.

   A Facebook page for Judy indicates that she has a third child, an infant.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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