A mother has been charged for ‘beating up’ one of her 12 year-old daughter’s peers in an alleyway in San Pedro, California during an alleged pre-arranged fight between the two girls on January 14, which left the classmate with a broken arm.
Amber Lee Gutierrez, 33, surrendered to police on Tuesday after video from a cell phone that was captured by an onlooker emerged showing Gutierrez dragging and beating the young 6th grade girl named Teah Lagranda.
In the video, Gutierrez can be seen striking the 12 year-old tween in the head repeatedly as her daughter also took a couple of swings and Gutierrez’s adult sister held down the young girl a few times. Gutierrez reportedly used racial slurs throughout the beaten, which cannot be heard in the video currently circulating online.
According to Teah’s mom, who spoke with KTLA, she feels that this was a hate crime against her daughter and justice should be served.
Gutierrez was charged with assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and held on a $100,000 bond.
Amber Lee Gutierrez sister and daughter reportedly are believed to be in hiding and authorities are allegedly looking to locate them.
So far, Gutierrez’s sister and daughter have not been charged, which is pending until police have them in custody.