FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — A Fort Wayne woman faces charges after police say she pushed and choked her child.
24-year-old Alexis Burda faces strangulation and battery on a child charges. Court records state that the child’s father went to her house to pick up his son. He said he noticed a large knot and bruise on the boy’s right eye.
The boy told his father his mom pushed him down. He told police it was punishment for lying. He also said his mother pushed him down several times, spanked him and held him against a wall and choked him until he couldn’t breathe.
Burda told police she spanked the boy, but denied knowledge of the other wounds. She was released on her own recognizance and ordered to return to court on Aug. 19.