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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.


  • ed

    she got what she deserved the mother has a right to protect her child. if you go somewhere looking for a fight you should expect to find one. TRASHY!

  • mcmo

    Where was the 15 year old child’s mother at when she went looking for a fight? It looked dark out… I know where my daughter’s are and wouldn’t allow them to go over to someone else’s house starting a fight. I’m pretty sure self defense on your own property is legal.

  • mcmo

    You come to my house attacking my family I’m gonna do what’s necessary to protect. They had no business being there. My kids have curfews. That’s the problem theses days kids just running wild.

  • Patti

    LOL. . She said she was pretty shocked and scared. WELL little girl, evidently you went thinking YOU were going to be the one scaring someone and that didn’t turn out. People just think they are invincible and can go do whatever they want without consequences. For her mother to be questioning police for “not doing enough” she should just let it go as this is probably not going to be her little angel’s last run in with the police. She went looking for a fight, she got one. Hopefully it was worth it. So thankful I do not have kids like this! #trash

  • Troy Hendrickson

    “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.”

    No, but if you’re a cop in Des Moines you can get away with a lot…

  • AK

    Is it just me or does this little girl seem to be smiling a lot after getting attacked? Also where is all the bruising?

  • dee

    the mother needs to be in jail hitting a minor those other 2 girls was doing fine they were bigger then her I would not let another women like that touch my girl that’s so wrong u guys would not stand for
    it either u sure wouldn’t let them call her trash either

  • deeber

    u guys would not let any mother beat on ur girl that’s not right she should have jail time those other 2 were doing just fine jumping on her all at once just because its dark out don’t mean she is trash

    • plynitsafe

      I Totally Agree !! If My daughter was in this position, the girl came to my house for a “fight” .. I would Most Definitely have sent her home and called 911 At the Same time.

  • do ur job

    Fabulous! A report on an idiot standing up for her daughter all over a future baby daddy that won’t take care of his kids. Let the cycle continu

  • Nick

    I apologize, but a wrongful death case could’ve been raised in the event that the 15 yo was actually killed in this attack. I don’t think 3 on 1 is a fair fight. I do however think that, yes, the mother had a right to defend her child. The video however shows the woman not just defending, but continuing to assail an individual that should’ve realized almost immediately that she was clearly outmatched and would’ve at that point backed off. To say the severity of the beating was justified is sick and depraved, and more than likely the point of view of some bored, uneducated, unenlightened, mentally handicapped blogger. Thank goodness for spellcheck, right? How could you spread your dim point of view without it.
    So as a recap, disable opponent, call it a day. Simple. Any further attempt at causing bodily injury is punishable in a court of law, possibly as attempt at causing/inflicting injuries resulting in mental illness. Do we have someone with an actual law degree that can help me out on this one?

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