Displinary action results in child abuse charges

Displinary action results in child abuse charges

A Decatur man faces child abuse charges after a confrontation about grades.

Decatur police say a 12-year-old was hit and choked by his mother's fiance.

30-year-old Ricardo Moody is charged with willful abuse of a child under the age of 18.

Police say the child's mother asked Moody to discipline her son for poor grades on a progress report. We've learned that the verbal altercation turned physical.

The child has marks and bruises on his head, face, neck, chests, one arm -- and even what looks like a shoe imprint on his back.