Woman receives probation for child endangerment

Greenville – Forcing her child to fight has landed a local woman on probation. Mary Ann Green, of Greenville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one misdemeanor count of endangering a child. Under a plea bargain arrangement, Green was placed on 12 months of deferred adjudication probation and was ordered to perform 60 hours of community service and to complete parenting classes. Reports indicate Green was forcing her 7-year-old son to fist fight another child in March, 2006. Each time her son would stop, she said she would hit him with a belt until he continued. The boy confirmed the account of the events and officers noticed lacerations and other injuries on the child.

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