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Teen says stepmom beat him with broom in Grand Forks child abuse case

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A high school sophomore testified Tuesday in a Grand Forks felony trial that his stepmother hit him with a broom last May, leaving welts on his head and red marks on his shoulders.

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He said she wrongly believed his stepsister’s story that he refused to clean his room as ordered.

The boy was 14 and attended Red River High School when the incident happened May 19 in their south Grand Forks home.

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