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Chattanooga mom charged with child abuse and neglect

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -  A local mother is facing child abuse charges after police say she whipped her kids for drinking her juice.

Twenty-five-year old Christina Echols was arrested Friday, after her two young children showed up at the hospital  covered in bruises.

Chattanooga Police were called to the hospital by Child Protective Services.  One child had a knot on his forehead, a swollen eye and a potential black eye.  The other child had various bruise marks on her legs down to her feet.   Police report that both children said their mom whipped them because she believed the drank her juice.  

One child also stated to police that Echols threw him against the wall.  

Child Protective Services spoke to Echols who was not at the hospital.  She admitted to whipping and abusing her children. 

Echols has been charged with child abuse and neglect.

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