Mother charged with abusing daughter

Grambling Police arrested a 38-year-old woman last Sunday night after she allegedly beat and strangled her juvenile daughter during an argument. 

Agilia D. Wimberly of Grambling was booked for domestic abuse battery with strangulation after police interviewed the daughter and mother at a Slaughter Street residence.

The juvenile told officers a verbal altercation with her mother turned physical. She said the argument began over her pretending to be pregnant and vaping against her mother’s wishes. She said her mother slapped her in the face, punched her in the face with a closed fist, and choked her, cutting off her airway making it difficult to breath.

The daughter said she got away and ran to her godmother’s nearby home and called 911. Grambling Fire responded and treated the girl’s swollen, bleeding lip and a bleeding ear.

The mother, Agilia Wimberly, was advised of her rights and admitting beating her daughter, police said. She said the girl was being very disrespectful, but this was the first such altercation between the two.

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