Phoenix teen accuses mom of shocking him with stun gun on Easter
PHOENIX — A Phoenix woman accused of prodding her teenage son with a stun gun to wake him up to go church on Easter has been charged with child abuse.
Police arrested Sharron Dobbins, 40, Sunday after another of her sons reported her to authorities.
According to police documents, the teen did not complain of any pain but admitted he had two small bumps on his leg where the Taser touched him.
Dobbins denied that she shocked him. Neither teen was responding to her telling them to get ready for church, she said.
Dobbins told Fox 10 that she was standing a few feet away from him and merely made a noise that mimicked a Taser.
The judge presiding over the initial court appearance said Dobbins and her son could no longer be in the same house and had 24 hours to make arrangements.
She was charged with a Class 4 felony and released. Her next court appearance was scheduled for April 16 in Maricopa County Superior Court.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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