Live Facebook video shows Virginia mom being beaten with child nearby

RICHMOND, Va. – Police are investigating after a live video was posted on Facebook of a woman appearing to beat another woman in front of her young daughter in Richmond, according to CBS 6.

The victim is now in the ICU with head trauma at VCU Medical Center.

In the Facebook video, a woman barges into a room where the victim stays with her small children. She then appears to unleash disturbing violence.

The victim’s daughter is heard pleading for mercy inside their Hillside Court apartment while the suspect delivers blow after blow.

“It’s the type of thing that is prosecuted all of the time without the cooperation of victims, and here having it on video, it advances the prosecution’s case by leaps and bounds,” said legal expert Todd Stone.

“The fact that it is [allegedly] done in front of children, if she is convicted of any form of crime in this case, that’s the kind of the aggravating factor that would enhance a sentence with almost any judge or jury,” said Stone.

News 3 has decided to remove the video that was previously posted in this story due to its disturbing nature.

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