Tennessee woman charged after spanking child in public
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The debate that is ongoing across the United States- should parents spank their children?
For one woman, the question has turned into a court date after she was accused of excessive spanking.
28-year-old Allison Blevins told police she spanked her 19-month-old three times at a park in Tennessee.
Investigators said they found substantial bruising on the little boy, and charged his mother with child abuse.
Tennessee lawmakers say their law says that any injury to a child can be counted as child abuse.
That includes a cut, burn bruise or abrasion.