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Jorelys Rivera's mother arrested for battery

6:46 AM, May 16, 2012   |    comments
Joselinne Rivera-Ruiz (l), mother of Jorelys Rivera, and her girlfriend Maria Americano were arrested after getting into a physical fight in their Canton home.
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CANTON, Ga. -- The mother of Jorelys Rivera, the 7-year-old girl murdered at her Canton apartment complex late last year, was arrested Monday after a dispute with her partner.

Joselinne Rivera-Ruiz and her girlfriend Maria Americano were taken into custody after getting into a fight at their Walden Crossing Drive home.

According to the incident report, Americano's daughter told police Ruiz and Americano got into a physical fight. The daughter said she locked herself and Ruiz's 1- and 4-year-old daughters in a bedroom and called 911.

Americano's daughter told police the two women had a history of fighting and that her mother was usually the aggressor.

Ruiz and Americano were arrested and charged with battery and cruelty to children.

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