GREELEY, Colo. – The woman accused of abusing her son in a Facebook video that went viral in May pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor child abuse charges.
Katrina Kennedy-Flores, 27, of Lochbuie, faces up to two years in jail after she pleaded guilty to child abuse knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury charges in a Weld County District courtroom.
Police arrested Kennedy-Flores in late May after another woman posted a 16-minute video to Facebook May 9 showing Kennedy-Flores hurling insults and death threats at her son, then slamming the boy’s booster chair down near or on top of him.
After walking away, the video show Kennedy-Flores returning to the boy’s playpen and hitting him. Police photographs showed the boy suffered bruising to his arms, legs and forehead.
A court allows her to see the boy in limited and supervised settings after she was initially barred from seeing him.
Kennedy-Flores is a single mother on permanent disability. Her attorney says she suffers from scoliosis and cerebral palsy.
She is due back in court for sentencing Jan. 3.