Ft. Pierce: Dirty shoes lead to beating

FORT PIERCE, FL (WFLX) - A Fort Pierce grandmother faces child abuse charges Thursday night for beating her grandkids with an electrical cord.

Duvalnia Matton remains behind bars at the St. Lucie County jail. Her grandchildren, ages 8 and 13, told police they were outside playing in the rain. When they stepped back in the house with filthy shoes, they say, their grandmother hit them because they made a mess.

The kids, then, walked to the police substation to report the crime and showed officers the marks on their arms and legs.