A Florida mother is in hot water after she sent her 13-year-old son to bed after heâ€™d been shot. “just go to bed” after he’d been shot is facing felony child-neglect charges.
35-year-old Latasha Lanette Staley let her son go to a street party this past weekend and he was hit by a bullet about 5 a.m. Sunday.
She told authorities that she didn’t want to get police involved, so she waited for several hours before taking him to a hospital when he could no longer bear the pain.
According to Titusville Police Chief John Lau, “The juvenile said, ‘I was shot’, and she said, ‘It looks like a graze; just go to bed.’â€
If all that werenâ€™t bad enough, when investigators got to the hospital, she said, â€œHad I known all of this was going to happen, I wouldn’t have taken him to the hospital at all.â€
The young boy has had his own run-ins with the law. He was involved in a shooting back in August, and is on probation for stealing a car and assault with a deadly weapon. His mother was supposed to be supervising him.
She was arrested Wednesday morning at the Wendy’s fast food restaurant where she worked.
Sheâ€™s been charged with felony child neglect and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
She was released on bond.