Tuesday, August 16, 2011
A black mother who tried to circumcise her three-month-old son at home after reading the Old Testament and watching YouTube videos has been sentenced to five years of probation
Keemonta Peterson avoided jail after pleading guilty to first-degree criminal mistreatment - despite leaving her baby son bleeding for two hours before calling emergency services. The 30-year-old mother of four must also undergo mental health treatment. According to an arrest report Peterson began the operation using a box cutter knife as a scalpel and pliers as a tourniquet.