PROVO — A Salt Lake woman was charged Monday with child abuse, a second-degree felony, for allegedly yanking out her 7-year-old son's teeth with needle-nose pliers at a Walmart.
Jeannine Isom, 48, purchased hand sanitizer and pliers at Walmart in Cedar Hills with the boy and his older brother on April 2.
After purchasing the items, Isom allegedly pulled out two of the victim's teeth in the Walmart bathroom. A store employee and the victim's older brother heard the boy screaming and yelling, so the brother took him out of the bathroom and out of the store, according to charging documents.
"The defendant didn't use any type of anesthetic when she pulled (his) teeth. He said one was loose and the other was only a little loose and that he was crying the whole time his mother was pulling his teeth," the charges state.
The charge was filed in 4th District Court. Isom is scheduled to make her first court appearance on July 11.