Mom allegedly beat, choked child after she incorrectly recited a Bible verse

A Pennsylvania woman beat her daughter, tried to strangle her and kicked her out of the house after the child incorrectly recited Bible verses.

Police told Pennlive.com that Rhonda Kemp Shoffner's daughter, who is under the age of 13, was forced to kneel on the floor of the bathroom in their Middletown home and repeat the verses.

Shoffner reportedly asked her daughter, "What did God tell the man to do with his son?"

When the girl said she did not know the answer, the mother replied, "God told the man to kill his son."

Shoffner then grabbed the child by the hair and slammed her head into the bathroom wall, according to the Associated Press.

Police said that each time the daughter made a mistake while being quizzed about the Bible, Shoffner slammed her head into the wall. It happened at least five times.

Authorities say Shoffner told the child to lie down because she was going to kill her, then she tried to choke her.

When the girl tried to fight off her mother, Shoffner bit her on the shoulder and forearm. Eventually the mother told her daughter to leave the house and never return, police say.

As the child ran away, she called her father, who took her to the police station.

Shoffner faces charges including aggravated assault and terroristic threats over the incident, according to court documents.

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