She is charged with battery and domestic violence for beating her daughter.
Like mother, like daughter?
The mother of a Florida teen arrested in a fight that later showed up on YouTube found herself behind bars after two violent altercations with her daughter over the weekend.
Deputies arrested Christina Garcia, 35, on Saturday night. Garcia is the mother of Mercades Nichols, one of several teens arrested in April 2008 after the group videotaped themselves beating another teen girl. That video was posted on YouTube.
Investigators told the station that Garcia and Nichols had one fight around 4 p.m. and another at 5 p.m. Garcia allegedly grabbed Nichols by the hair, kicked her and spit at her. Garcia was arrested and charged with two counts of battery and domestic violence.
She was released on bond.
"At this point I can't comment on the incident, but at the end of the day she's still my daughter," Garcia told MyFOXTampaBay. "I love her and I just think it's best that we go our separate ways right now. And that's all."
After the ambush video appeared on YouTube, Momlogic investigated what happens when teens get violent for fame:
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