A Bronx mother accused of beating her 5-year-old son to death admitted she lashed out at the child after he broke her TV while playing with his Wii video game -- but said her only intent was to "discipline" the boy, prosecutors said yesterday.
Initially Kim Crawford, 21, said she just meant to "pop" little Jamar Johnson on the bottom, prosecutors said yesterday in Bronx Criminal Court, where she was charged with murder in the second degree and manslaughter.
But over the course of five police interviews, she allegedly admitted she doled out a lot more than just a routine spanking.
"I hit Jamar. Twice in the back, twice in the stomach. Harder than I ever hit him," she told police.
The blows were so forceful that the child became gravely ill, slowly dying of internal injuries, cops said.