A Houston-area woman accused of placing a plastic bag over the head of her one-year-old son and sending video of the abuse to relatives appeared in court Monday.
In the video the woman is seen torturing her son in a number of ways. She crushes his hand, smacks him repeatedly, and puts his hand over an open flame.
Jamelle Peterkin, 23, was charged with endangering a child.
Peterkin, of Humble, allegedly abused the child because she was upset that his father had a new girlfriend.