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Cops: Mom Brands Kids, Promises Ice Cream

Cops: Mom Brands Kids, Promises Ice Cream
Posted Thursday, June 19th 2014 @ 1pm  by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – A Florida mom has been charged with child abuse after she allegedly branded her children so she could identify them as her kids. Kayla Oxenham, 23, allegedly used a lighter to heat up a stick then burned her 5- and 7-year-old daughters on the arm while noting she "forgot how much she loved fire," police say, per the New York Daily News. The girls say she also told them she branded them so they could get ice cream afterward, according to the police report.

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