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Woman faces possible felony child abuse charges

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CHULA VISTA (CNS) - A woman allegedly seen roughing up her 2 1/2-year-old grandson in a Chula Vista parking lot was facing a possible felony child abuse charge Sunday.

Kelly Daffara, 58, allegedly threw the boy down, then picked him up and slapped him Saturday after the two got off a bus and he scampered away, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

"She admitted to losing control," Chula Vista police Lt. Dan Hardman said

According to witnesses, the two, who were going to visit a relative, got off a bus on Broadway near L Street about 11:15 a.m., and the boy ran off, police said. Daffara told police she yelled at him to come back, but he ignored her.

That was when Daffara allegedly screamed at him, went after him, picked him up and slammed him down onto his back on the pavement. Witnesses told police Daffara slapped the boy once or twice.

Daffara, who was booked on suspicion of felony child abuse, was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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