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Nashville mother accused of abusing 12-year-old daughter

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A Nashville mother spent Mother's Day behind bars after neighbors called police saying she was abusing her daughter.

The mother told police she was spanking her daughter, but neighbors told police the mother was punching the girl in the face.

The 12-year-old is said to have been bleeding from her nose, lips and head.

When the daughter refused to go inside the house, the mother allegedly got angry and picked up a wooden stick and began hitting her with it.

Police say the mother hid the stick and the child's bloody T-shirt in a closet.

Officers say they found marijuana during a search of the family's home.

The mother has been charged and has been in the Metro jail since Saturday night.

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