HOUSTON—A Houston woman is accused of giving her 10-year-old grandson two black eyes because the child did not pick up his dirty dishes, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Barbara Jean Light, 61, was charged with felony injury to a child.
Investigators said Light punched her grandson in the face on May 17 because he did not clean up after himself after eating.
The boy went to school the following day with the visible bruises and was sent to the principal’s office. He told school administrators what his grandmother did and authorities were called.
Investigators said Light admitted to getting angry and punching the boy.
Her bail was set at $5,000.