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Children say mom "whooped" them with coat hangers

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Lacresha Lawson Lacresha Lawson
PHOENIX -

A Phoenix woman is facing 4 counts of felony child abuse for allegedly beating her 6-year-old twin children with coat hangers.

Court documents allege that 35-year-old Lacresha Lawson struck her children numerous times with coat hangers, leaving multiple bruises. She allegedly told police the kids did it to themselves, but the children told detectives their mom got angry and "whooped" them.

The 6-year-old male said his mom hits him often and a lot with coat hangers, the report says.

This is not the first time Lawson has been accused of hurting her children. Four and a half years ago, Lawson was accused of beating her then-5-year-old son with a belt. At that time, CPS removed the child and required Lawson to undergo parenting classes.

Lawson completed the rehabilitation services and her child was returned to her a year later.

Despite that, police say, she hasn't been able to quell her apparent anger issues and continues to abuse her children.

When detectives brought up the former case, Lawson repeated that the kids beat themselves up and claimed she couldn't remember the 2008 incident.

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