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Updated: Wednesday, 04 Apr 2012, 1:36 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 04 Apr 2012, 11:32 AM CDT
AUSTIN (KXAN) - A mom who encouraged her 13-year-old daughter to beat up another teenager is in the Travis County Jail charged with child endangerment.
The victim’s mom told officers that her 14-year-old daughter recently got into an argument with her 13-year-old friend.
According to an arrest affidavit, the assault happened in February at the corner of Oltorf and Fifth streets. The victim said she got on a Capital Metro bus after school and when she got off the bus, the teen suspect and her mother, Lydia Jordan, 33, followed her.
The victim said Jordan started yelling at her daughter, “Hit her, hit her.” The 13-year-old then punched the victim in the face and allegedly continued to fight with her. During the fight, Jordan allegedly hit the victim in the head, pulled her hair and yelled “That’s what you get for back stabbing your friend!” according to the affidavit.
During the fight, several members of Jordan’s family pulled out cellphones to record the fight on cameras.
When detectives talked to Jordan, she said she and her daughter were upset because the 14-year-old said bad things about her daughter on Facebook.
Jordan also told detectives she told her daughter to “defend herself” and then she tried to break up the fight between the two girls.
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