Salt Lake County Jail
Irene Pupa

WEST VALLEY CITY — A woman who allegedly became upset with her son who was supposed to be doing chores was arrested for investigation of felony child abuse over the weekend.

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Irene Pupa, 52, of West Valley City, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Saturday afternoon.

According to a jail report, Pupa "told her son to clean the exterior of the home."

But when the 14-year-old son "became belligerent," she took the broom from his hands "and used it to strike the son multiple times," the report states.

The son was taken to a local hospital to be treated for "skull fractures," in addition to cuts on his head, legs and feet, some of which required stitches, according to the report.