Again with a Missouri "whooping."
A Missouri couple is charged in Utah with child abuse for inflicting "whoopings" on their 15-month-old son.
Readers may recall that Brad Pitt once threatened to give Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein "a Missouri whooping" if he ever again made unwanted advances on Pitt's then-girfriend Gwyneth Paltrow. Pitt grew up in Springfield, Mo.
So, whooping is a Missouri thing.
According to media reports, Kiamante Delano Thomas and Abigail Grace Thomas, both 23, moved from Missouri to West Valley City, Utah, with their son about six weeks ago and were staying with a relative.
Police say the couple admitted that Kiamante Thomas regularly gave the boy "whoopings" with his hands, a belt and an electrical cord. Abigail Thomas acknowledged striking the boy with a hairbrush and slapping his face.
A doctor found the boy to be emaciated with his ribs showing. There were bite marks on the boy's legs. Witnesses said the parents kept the boy isolated.
The parents were each indicted on four counts of child abuse.