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Woman Gets 20 Years for Beating 3 Year Old

Suzie Ellie pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, family violence, child cruelty and battery after Douglas County prosecutors said she severely beat her son last November.

Suzie Elie, 24, pleaded guilty to beating her 3-year-old son and received  30 years, with 20 years to serve behind bars in a Monday, according to wsb.com.

Ellie pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, family violence, child cruelty and battery after Douglas County prosecutors said she severely beat her son last November, the report said.

Elie was spotted hitting her son with a switch on the side of the road, according to the Facebook page.

Assistant District Attorney Rachel Ackley told the court she kicked and beat him with a tree limb because he woke up crying, according to WSB. "That's it. A 3-year-old little boy woke up and he cried. And for that he received one of the worst beatings I've ever seen," Ackley reportedly said.

rich July 26, 2012 at 05:05 AM
I hate to say it, but if nearly killing your child by kicking and beating him with a tree branch is part of the Haitian culture then no wonder Haiti is in the shape it is. I come from an island very close to Haiti and in my country there is a difference between spanking and beating! But even if beating you child is part of the "culture" it doesn't mean she can come to this country and disregard the laws just because it's part of her "culture". It's just mind boggling how some people can defend this woman. There is no excuse for this, I don't care if she was beaten as a child herself. Anybody with half a brain knows that child abuse is just plain wrong.
Julie Camp July 26, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Charlie, ignorance of the law is no defense. Also, if she was beaten as a child, she should not beat her children. There is no excuse.
charle batiste July 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Rich and Julie, I am not justifying what she did. I am just offering some explanations of why she may have done it. Now, she lives in the US and she broke the law. Of course she has to pay the price. We always wonder "why" when crimes are commited. Are we not asking why James Holmes killed these innocent people in a theater? Rich, what country are you from?
FrauRosenrot September 21, 2012 at 06:26 AM
Any form of corporal punishment is just showing off aggression, and anyone who says it is for the good of the child is a hypocrite who can't look at themselves in an objective way. You wouldn't be resorting to violence in the first place if you were a rational and emotionally-secure person. You have no RIGHT of destiny to hit someone else to make your point... it doesn't have to be something as extreme as this attack on the side of the road, complete with stomping. Its much more frustrating to me than this individual assault that it takes something as over-the-top as that to get everyone's attention, it is the equivalent of a slapping a woman down being acceptable... and stabbing her with a knife being the point where it becomes unacceptable. Children are struck everyday, everywhere. This lady is a loser... but a scapegoat. Children have been killed by families and their murderers have received less or no time. I condemn violence wholly, and to try to explain it away when it comes to children with ANYTHING, i.e the child deserved it, or its best not to interfere and to just let families decide whats best, or well it says in the bible... any excuse is cowardly and irresponsible. In this society children are required to grow up with an education, food has to be provided for them, they have to receive some medical care. The idea that violence is acceptable when interacting with them is a leap from the principles of such a society, they should be the most protected members of it.
Momma of 2 January 30, 2013 at 06:22 AM
This woman derserve to be beaten and beaten and beaten again and left there to bleed I can't stand people who abuse childern if u can't take care of them properly then don't have them

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