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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Monroe mother is accused hitting her one month old twins because they were crying.

Police Detectives have arrested Pernicia Simpson for two counts of 2nd degree cruelty to a Juvenile stemming from a reported child abuse case. Simpson allegedly struck her twin one month old infants in the head with her fist in an effort to make them stop crying. 

One of the children is in critical condition with skull fractures.  The other twin was also found to have sustained injuries to its skull.  Both are being treated at the hospital.

Simpson was arrested and booked at OCC, her total bond is set at $1 million.

A neighbor of Pernicia Simpson was heartbroken to hear that Simpson's one-month-old twins are in the hospital with skull injuries.

"Somebody could have helped her before this happened," says Bertha Menyweather, "she may need medical help."

Bertha Menyweather says she knows this from experience.

"I had twins," she says, "and I had a decision, and had to get help, I had to get help before I hurt my babies."

She says sometimes raising her five children seemed impossible, and she was afraid one day she might take her frustrations out on her children. Menyweather says she learned that as a parent, you can't be afraid of asking for help.

"I needed someone to be with, I needed someone I could really trust with my babies, and help me with my babies," says Menyweather.

She hopes sharing her story can help save another child from harm, and prove that asking for help in a moment of weakness can make you stronger than ever.

 

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