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Mom who used box-cutter to circumcise 3-month-old baby ...SMH!!!

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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Mom who used box-cutter to circumcise 3-month-old baby gets five years probation

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 8:23 PM


Keemonta Peterson, 30, was sentenced to five months of probation for performing a home-circumsion on her three-month-old son with box-cutters.
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Keemonta Peterson, 30, was sentenced to five months of probation for performing a home-circumsion on her three-month-old son with box-cutters.

An Oregon woman who tried to circumcise her 3-month-old son with a box-cutter was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to get her head examined.

Keemonta Peterson, 30, of Portland, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mistreatment earlier this year, The Oregonian newspaper reported Monday.

"The reality is you love your children and had absolutely no intent to harm your child,"Multnomah County Circuit Judge Eric Bergstrom told Peterson at the sentencing Monday, the paper reported.

Peterson wanted to have her son circumcised after being inspired by reading the Old Testament, but decided to do it herself in Oct. 2010 because she thought he was too old for doctors to perform the procedure on him, the paper reported. 

She studied a few YouTube videos on circumcision and then grabbed a box-cutter and tried to make believe she was a surgeon. 

Her less-than-expert handiwork caused the boy to bleed profusely and suffer intense pain, forcing her to call 911 for some professional medical help, the paper reported.

Cops collared her in April.

The boy completely recovered and is now living with his three siblings under the state's care, the paper reported. Peterson is allowed to see the children during supervised visits.

Her lawyer, Scott Raivio, said the circumcision was "an aberration during a down period in her life" and that Peterson has shown herself to be "a very natural, caring and loving mother."

Bergstrom ordered her to undergo a mental health evaluation, the paper reported.

Circumcision is normally done before the newborn is a month old, but it can be done on older boys and even adults, according to the Mayo Clinic

In cases where the procedure is performed on older children or adults, patients may need to be put under general anesthesia and have additional precautions taken to prevent excessive bleeding.

nmandell@nydailynews.com




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EddiesGirl8400
by Christina-Spanish/Am on Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:27 AM
Esta local!
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LuLu5J
by Lourdes-PR on Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:28 AM

What kind of #&$(#&$( idiot tries to do that?!  Geezus!!  Pobre bebe!!!

marlene992
by Marlene-Cubantina on Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:31 AM

ARE YOU FUDGING SERIOUS!!! LET ME CUT HER CH**** OFF!! I READ JUST THE HEADING & THS BROAD NEEDS TO GET A SERIOUS BEAT DOWN!

krise
by Christine-Arizona on Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:34 AM

 omg... this woman already had children living and being paid by the state and she still kept having kids... Someone please use a box cutter on her!

mstrendygirl
by Irene-Mexicana on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:44 PM

what the motha freaker she is beyond insane how could she do something like that to a baby

LMJ1
by Lluvia-Mexicana on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:49 PM
:-(
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kgmmw
by Kimberly-US/Mex on Aug. 17, 2011 at 1:37 PM

That lady is beyond crazy. 

twobells
by Orfelinda on Aug. 17, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Ouch, poor baby. Seriously the amount of stories out there about child abuse and kids getting killed seems to have sky rocketed. What is going on I just don't remember hearing so much, but every time I pick up the paper or go online it is story after story. I have even started thinking of foster care and/or volunteering just to try and make some kind of difference.

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