Killeen: 2 women indicted after girl beaten with bats outside high school

Chonda Edmond, 44, (left) and Kyhirah Clemons, 32, (right), both of Killeen, were indicted Wednesday in connection with the incident, which happened on June 12. (Jail photos)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Two women were named in indictments Wednesday charging intentional injury to a child after a 12-year-old girl was beaten with what appeared to be baseball bats in June outside of Killeen High School in what, according to an arrest warrant affidavit, was retaliation for an earlier argument with a classmate at Killeen Middle School.

Kyhirah Clemons, 32, and Chonda Edmond, 44, both of Killeen, were arrested On Oct. 19 in connection with the incident.

Both remain jailed.

Clemons is held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Edmond’s bond is set at $115,000.

Officers who responded to a report of a disturbance on June 12 at the high school found the girl lying on the ground.

She told officers that she had argued with a classmate earlier in the day and that later she was involved in an altercation with the classmate’s mother, identified in the affidavit as Edmond, when the woman arrived to pick up the classmate at the middle school.

Later the girl went to the high school to be with friends when Edmond, and another woman who claimed to be the classmate’s aunt, confronted her.

The girl’s classmate and a man were with the two women, the affidavit says.

The girl told officers “that both adult females had objects that looked like baseball bats and began to strike her with the objects,” the affidavit says.

The girl told officers she was hit in the head and lost consciousness, the affidavit says, and then awakened “to find that she was still being struck while on the ground.

The officer reviewed surveillance video that “depicts parts of the reported events. The surveillance video shows four individuals arriving at Killeen High School in an SUV and approaching (the victim) with club-like objects in their hands.”

The officer also said he reviewed cell phone video of the earlier fight between the victim and Edmond at Killeen Middle School.

Edmond told officers that Clemons "is a close friend that she refers to as a sister and is her only family member that lives locally," the affidavit says.

The girl, the affidavit says, was shown a photo lineup, and positively identified the two women as the people who struck her.