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Virginia mother charged with felony child abuse for putting kids in trunk

A Virginia mother has been charged with felony child abuse for putting her two five-year-olds in the trunk of her car.

Police say Tamatha Parker told them she was punishing the children for misbehaving inside a Wal-Mart store. 

Authorities were notified when another driver alerted an off-duty officer, who made the woman take the children out.  They say at first she denied her kids were inside, but then untied the rope holding the door shut and let them out.

The incident happened Saturday, but Parker wasn't arrested then because authorities say it upset the children to think of their mother going to jail.  Police say Parker has agreed to turn herself in.

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