Des Moines Mother Recorded Beating Girl, 15

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines woman could face charges after a video apparently shows her attacking a 15-year-old girl in a dispute over a boy.

Seirria Smith, 15, admits she was looking for a fight when she went to her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend’s house June 10th. What she didn’t expect was to be jumped by that teenage girl, another teenager and the girl’s 33-year-old mother.

Seirria’s friend video taped the whole attack.

“She slapped me once and told me to leave. And then she slapped me again and then that’s when she grabbed me by my hair and her daughter and her daughter’s friend they jumped in,” Seirria said. “They were all just like hitting me and pulling me by my hair and stuff.”

Seirria says the two teenage girls eventually stopped beating her, but five-foot-eight, 200-pound Nicole Weese continued attacking the petite 15-year-old. “That’s when she had me up in the air for a good while just choking me and I kinda just forced myself down and got on the ground and she was pulling me by my hair and that’s when she started upper cutting me in my face.”

Seirria told her mother what happened the next day.

“There’s marks on her neck, there’s bruising, I don’t know what’s going on,” Roleena Smith said. “I see the video of a grown lady and two other children on my daughter.”

We went to Weese’s house. A man who answered the door said she wasn’t there.

Police say, even if Seirria came to the house looking for a fight, that’s no excuse for an adult like Weese to attack her, especially after Seirria was already on the ground. “You don’t get to pound someone incessantly just because they started the fight, if that was the case., said Sgt. Jason Halifax with the Des Moines Police Department.

Seierria says she is just amazed that an adult would step in and attack her like this and because of a boy. “I was pretty shocked. I wasn’t expecting it at all. I was actually really scared.”

Seirria’s mother says she contacted Channel 13 because she didn’t believe police were doing enough with her case. Police say the case is still under investigation and charges are likely.



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