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Woman accused of abusing girl over homework

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul mother is accused of assaulting her 8-year-old daughter over a dispute about homework.

Prosecutors charged 31-year-old Porscha Lafaye Yearby this week with malicious punishment of a child.

The girl's father told police he and Yearby share custody of the girl. He says Yearby called him Tuesday telling him to pick up the girl because Yearby had messed her up.

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