Mom Denies Egging On Child During Brawl
But videos show her doing Bundini Brown impression
FEBRUARY 4--Despite videotaped evidence to the contrary, a Florida mother claims that she did not egg her daughter on during a public brawl with a fellow high school classmate, according to a new court motion.
April Newcomb, who is facing a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, this week asked a Florida judge to dismiss that count, which stemmed from a fight last September between her 16-year-old daughter and another girl.
In her Circuit Court motion, Newcomb claims that a video of the fisticuffs only shows her saying “get up” to her child. She also argues that her “mere presence at the location of the consensual altercation, coupled with the statement ‘get up,’ does not constitute” the crime charged.
Newcomb apparently has overlooked several video clips showing her yelling encouragements with the brio of Bundini Brown. The 39-year-old Newcomb loudly advised her daughter to “punch her in the fucking body” and “kick her ass” as the teen was getting throttled by her larger opponent.
A 15-year-old spectator interviewed by police said that Newcomb yelled at her to “back the fuck up” when she apparently got too close to the teen fighters. The girl added that Newcomb was telling her daughter “where to hit” her adversary.
Newcomb, pictured in the above mug shot, is scheduled for a March 8 pre-trial conference. (3 pages)