A South Carolina woman entered herself into the running for worst mom of the year...and on Mother's Day no less.
30-year-old Shontrell Murphy found a Mother's Day card that her young son made. She opened it and discovered that the card was not for her. It was for the boy's grandmother. Murphy became angry that it wasn't for her so she tore it up and repeatedly hit the boy in the head. Police responded to a 911 call about a domestic disturbance at the home, and when they arrived, the boy was crying and his sister and grandmother told officers that Murphy hit him in the head three times because she was angry about the card.
The boy was taken to the hospital to be checked out, but no signs of trauma were found. Murphy was arrested for child cruelty and later released. (The Smoking Gun)