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Opening Arguments

The seed of matricide?

I know a lot of people are praising this woman for being brave enough to take drastic action to change her daughter's behavior. But I think the girl's reaction -- "Coretha, a soft-spoken girl, acknowledged the punishment was humiliating but said it got her attention. 'I won't talk back,' she said quietly, hanging her head." -- probably masks a seething resentment. If I were that mom, I'd be sleeping with one eye open from now on.