Longview Mother Arrested for Injury to a Child

The mother of a 13 year old Longview boy is arrested after police say she beat him severely for getting into trouble at school.

Officers say 43 year old Liela Letourneau violently beat her son with a plastic spoon, leaving large red welts on his arms, neck, back and legs. The boy escaped from his mother and called police from a neighbors home.

Letourneau is charged with the felony charge of third degree injury to a child. She remains in the Gregg county jail.