"A Springfield woman who prosecutors said beat three of her children with a broom and a bat has been sentenced to three years in jail. The Republican reported that Jessica Martinez-Zayas was also sentenced Monday to five years of probation. She pleaded guilty in August to charges including assault and battery on a child with bodily injury. Authorities started investigating in August 2014 when her 9-year-old son was taken to the hospital with a deep cut on his chin. Martinez-Zayas, 39, told investigates she beat her children ages 8, 9, and 11 with a bat, belts, sandals, and other objects. She also threatened to kill her 18-year-old daughter (AP)."
At least she wasn't letting them wander around in the cold.