Mum accused of kneeling on son's neck and asking 'do you how George Floyd died?'

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A mum kneeled on her son’s neck while asking him “do you want to know how George Floyd died?” as he gasped for air, it is claimed.

It is alleged Keriann Smith pinned her 14-year-old son to the floor in their apartment in Genoa City, Wisconsin, US and then held her knee on his throat.

Smith, who is 5 ft 9 and 9 and nine and and a half stone allegedly told her son: “Do you want to know how George Floyd died? He died something like this. Do you want to die just like him?” the Kenosha News  reports.

It is claimed she also cruelly taunted him during the incident on June 20 by saying “tell me you can’t breathe. Tell me. tell me.”

Smith, 37, has been charged with child abuse, strangulation and battery.

Mum accused of kneeling on son's neck and asking 'do you how George Floyd died?'
It is alleged Keriann Smith pinned her 14-year-old son to the floor in their apartment in Genoa City, Wisconsin, US

The boy called cops as his sister recorded the incident on video, which she then shared with police.

It is claimed the video shows Smith kneeling on the boy’s neck as he squirms and gasps for air for 48 seconds.

The boy suffered neck abrasions, scratches on his back, and bite marks on one shoulder.

Smith, who is 5 ft 9 and 9 and nine and and a half stone allegedly told her son: ‘Do you want to know how George Floyd died? He died something like this’

He told officers he was afraid for his life and claimed his mum “has done it before”.

His sister claimed she had been punched and choked by her mum in the past.

It is alleged Smith told cops to “please take” her kids because she “doesn’t want them anymore.”

The woman also faces charges related to drug possession after marijuana and prescription drug Trazodoneshe was not prescribed  were found in the home.

Smith faces up to 14 years in prison.

Although she is currently free on bail her kids have been removed from the home.

Smith is due in court on August 3.


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