Woman allegedly beat step-daughter, shaved her head

September 2nd, 2009 by

PORT CHARLOTTE: A Port Charlotte woman is in jail accused of beating her daughter’s head into a wall.

Deputies arrested Amy Vargas, 30, after she got into an argument with her 16-year-old step daughter.

Detectives say it escalated quickly when the teen said she wanted to leave the home.

“I see my mother strangling my sister,” said the victim’s brother Riccardo Vargas.

Vargas hit the teen’s head against the wall, and then allegedly held her down and shaved her hair off, according to reports.

Vargas is being held in the Charlotte County Jail without bond.

Department of Children and Families is now investigating this case.

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