Why Florida, Why: Miami Mother Accused Of Beating Son With Meat Tenderizer Over Homework Dispute

- By Bossip Staff

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44-year old Martha Ciguenas was arrested on Monday on an aggravated child abuse charge after officials say she 9-year-old son with a meat tenderizer during an argument over his homework. According to the police report, the boy didn’t tell Ciguenas that he was supposed to do additional homework while he was on spring break and she became irate, throwing a water bottle and cellphone at him but missing him.

“At one point, Ciguenas grabbed a glass candle holder and hit him in the head with it twice, then grabbed a metal meat tenderizer and hit him in the head, causing lacerations. Ciguenas continued to yell and scream at the boy and hit him on the arm with the tenderizer, causing spike marks and indentations that started bleeding.”


Ciguenas denied striking the boy but after child protection services examined him, they concluded that the injuries “were consistent with child physical abuse.” The mom is currently in jail and being held on $5,000 bond.


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