Mom Threatens to Torch Daughter for Bad Grades


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(Seattle Post-Intelligencer) 44-year-old mother is accused of dousing her teen daughter in gasoline and threatening to light her on fire because of what the victim claimed was a bad test grade, charges say.

The woman also reportedly struck the 14-year-old girl with a tire jack and whipped her with a phone charger cord before the teen ran away to seek help from neighbors, reports say.

Lisa Kyles was charged Nov. 16 with attempted first-degree assault and felony harassment, both with domestic violence qualifiers. She pleaded not guilty to the crimes Tuesday in King County Superior Court.

Source: Mom pours gas on girl, 14, flicks lighter, for bad grade