TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas mother is in court today for a pre-trial hearing on a family assault case. Erica Moore is the woman who admitted beating her son with an electrical cord for engaging in a homosexual act.
Maximum punishment for the Class-A misdemeanor Assault Bodily Injury charge is one year in jail. At the hearing Tuesday, Hill told CBS 11 News she rejected a plea deal that would have included one year’s probation, a $1,000 fine and mandatory anger management and parenting classes.
Hill says she’s willing to go to trial because she didn’t do anything wrong. The Forest Hill woman stands by her opinion that she disciplined her son as any parent has right to.
According to Moore, one evening she found the door to her 15-year-old son’s bedroom closed. “My cousin at the time he was 18. My son he was 15 and I had walked in the room on [my cousin] giving oral sex to my son and I started whipping my son, and I’m the one who got in trouble as a result of me whipping him,” she said, back in March.
Today she justified her actions against her son. “I disciplined him in the house because I feel like he was old enough to scream or say something,” said Moore. She also claimed the other teen should have been arrested since he was 18 and an adult at the time.
Moore has openly admitted striking her son with the electrical cord, but today she told reporters today she hit him with her fists. She said she used the form of discipline that she was brought up with as punishment, because she doesn’t believe in homosexuality. “When I walked in I saw my son, it was just disgusting to me,” she said. “I actually caught this going on in my house so how was I supposed to react to it? I supposed to just let it go? No! We was taught to discipline our kids and we whip our kids.”
♦♦♦Listen To A KRLD NewsRadio 1080 Interview With Moore, From March♦♦♦