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Police: 16-year-old Beaten for Taking Parents' SUV
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Spartanburg, SC (AP) -- The parents of a 16-year-old boy in Spartanburg County have been arrested after the teen told police he was tied up and beaten with a belt after he took his parents' sports utility vehicle without permission.

Sheriff's deputies say the parents found the teen at a friend's house Sunday. The boy told police after they got home, his parents tied his hands behind his back and his father held him down as his mother hit him with the belt.

The teen's mother, 33-year-old Jenny Burris, says the boy suffered a brain injury that affects his judgment and impulse control. Burris and the boy's father, 42-year-old Tommy Burris are charged with cruelty to children.

It wasn't clear if the parents have an attorney.

Source: http://www.wltx.com/news/article/143329/2/Police-16-year-old-Beaten-for-Taking-Parents-SUV

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