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Keemonta Peterson, a 29-year old mother out of Oregon, received five years probation after trying to circumcise her newborn baby at home. Relying on what she'd read in the Old Testament of the bible, the new mother got a box cutter and tried to do the surgery on her baby. She believed that her child was too old to be circumcised at the hospital and she'd received her training from watching YouTube videos.
The mother called 911 when the child started to bleed profusely and seemed to be in intense pain. Doctors took care of the boy's pain, and completed the circumcision. The boy has made a full recovery.
As of now, the baby boy and all of Peterson's three other children are in the custody of the state. The mother is allowed to visit them, but only if the visits are supervised.
"She's had two psychological evaluations and no one thinks she is a danger to society," her attorney, Scott Raivio, told KPTV. He also said that the circumcision was "an aberration during a down period in her life."
The judge stood by the young mother and was willing to give her a second chance. "You love your children and have absolutely no intent to harm your child. The good news is that your son is not permanently harmed," he said.