Anderson mom behind bars for alleged abuse of own toddlers

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ANDERSON, Ind. (WTHR) — An Anderson mother is in jail facing charges of battery and neglect after she allegedly abused her twin toddlers.

The children are in foster care. However, their mother, Melody Hines, was granted access to take them for a visit last week on the Fourth of July.

Police now accuse Hines of kicking her twins, scratching their faces and slamming them on the floor.

When the children's foster mother came to pick them up, she noticed their cuts and bruises and took them to the hospital.

In an interview, the toddlers described their mom as being "angry and mean" over the holiday.