Woman Allegedly Assaulted Son on Flight From Boston - NECN

Woman Allegedly Assaulted Son on Flight From Boston

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    Woman Allegedly Assaulted Son on Flight From Boston

    A federal complaint accuses a Colorado woman of assaulting her son during a flight from Boston to Salt Lake City.

    The complaint filed in U.S. District Court against Cherice Dawn Klipfel states a passenger on the Sunday JetBlue Airways flight witnessed the mother striking, slapping, kicking and shoving her 8-year-old son.

    Records show Klipfel appeared in court Monday on a misdemeanor assault count. She did not enter a plea.

    The complaint states two other passengers saw Klipfel ``tightly cover'' her son's face and ``shake him aggressively'' while the boy cried.

    The 46-year-old resident of Lakewood, Colorado, is being held at the Davis County jail. Her attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment on the case.