Mom gets probation after botched circumcision

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From NBC Chicago

An Oregon mother who tried to circumcise her newborn at home was sentenced to five years probation.

Keemonta Peterson, 29, said she was inspired by the Old Testament and made the attempt with a box cutter last October, sending her three-month-old to the hospital, according to The Associated Press. She pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mistreatment.

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Peterson decided to do the surgery herself after watching YouTube videos because she believed he was too old to be circumcised by doctors, according to Oregon Live. She called 911 when the baby began bleeding uncontrollably and was in intense pain.

A prosecutor said the baby has made a full recovery. Local Fox affiliate KPTV reports that doctors completed the circumcision and the baby boy will have no lasting effects from the procedure.

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