Woman Indicted for Child Abuse Will Not Get Visitation

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An Iowa Park woman accused of beating her then 10-year-old son will not get supervised visitation rights.
 
Last February, Iowa Park school officials contacted police about the boy having blood on his face, hands and legs, and a swollen eye.  The boy first told authorities the injuries were caused by a sibling, but later said his mother, Starla Chester began hitting him because he took some gum.
 
Police say Chester also admitted to using a coat hanger in the past to hit the boy. In July, Chester was indicted for injury to a child and was also charged with tampering with a witness.
 
She’s accused of trying to bribe her son saying he could have his 4-wheeler back if he told authorities she did not hit him.
 
Chester’s son has been living with her sister since February and her sister was willing to supervise the visitations. But, in a hearing today that motion was denied.
 
Chester’s next court appearance is set for February 23rd.
 

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