60-year-old arrested for battery

60-year-old woman Anna Maria woman has been arrested on felony domestic battery of a pregnant woman.

According to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Irene Hernandez was arrested April 9 at 205 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, following a physical altercation with her pregnant 19-year-old daughter.

Mother and daughter became engaged in a verbal argument and, according to the report, at some point in the argument, Hernandez ended up sitting on top of her daughter.

It was at this point the daughter informed her mother she was three months pregnant. Hernandez allegedly became more enraged, according to the report, telling her daughter she hoped she lost the baby.

The mother let her daughter up and headed for the front door. The daughter tried to stop her from leaving by standing in front of the door, at which time Hernandez is alleged to have grabbed her daughter by the hair to pull her out of the way.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call and made contact with the mother outside the residence. The report states Hernandez admitted she grabbed her daughter after she learned she was pregnant.

The alleged victim is reported to have a high-risk pregnancy, so emergency responders were called to the scene by deputies. She was then medically cleared, and the report states there were no visible injuries to the daughter, however based on the mother’s admission, she was arrested on the felony battery charge.

As of press time, Hernandez remained in custody on $250 bond.

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