INDIANAPOLIS (WITI) -- A teenager has been arrested after a brutal fight was caught on camera. The video shows a girl beating another girl and her brother in a park in Indianapolis. Now, we are hearing from the mother and grandmother of the 14-year-old girl accused in this brutal beating. The girl is accused of beating a teenager with brass knuckles in downtown Indiana following the beating that was caught on camera. The girl's mother and grandmother say they want to apologize to the victims and explain the girl's behavior.
The cell phone video has been viewed around the world. In it, the 14-year-old girl is seen punching and kicking another girl and then turning on the victim's five-year-old brother.
The grandmother of the 14-year-old girl arrested in this case tells FOX6's sister station FOX59 in Indiana she was shocked when she saw the video.
"I was thinking my granddaughter went over the edge. That's how I felt," Shelia Taylor said.
The beating in Brookside Park occurred several hours before police say the suspect was involved in another fight in downtown Indianapolis. The girl has been charged with felony battery with a deadly weapon, accused of using brass knuckles on another teenage girl on Saturday night, March 14th.
FOX59 reports the teen's Instagram page features a photo of brass knuckles and a warning to "not try me."
The girl's mother says family members have long been trying to get her help.
“She has been in counseling before. I mean, this is not our first rodeo. Ever since she has been like ten we have gone through Behavior Corps. She’s in services now, so I mean, I’ve been trying to get extra help," the girl's mother, Shawn Taylor said.
Shawn Taylor says her daughter has been diagnosed with PTSD and other ailments.
“[She] has been needing help. We have asked for help. My daughter has paperwork stating different places where she has gone and asked people for help," Shelia Taylor said.
The girl's grandmother says her granddaughter was remorseful when she spoke with her at the juvenile detention center.
“You could see it in her heart. I said, ‘Baby, you can really see what you have done?’ She said, ‘Yes, m’am.’ I said, ‘It’s really starting to come home to you now ain’t it?’ All she could think of was, ‘Grandma I black out when this happens. I just black out.’ That’s what she told me and tears rolled because it really hurt," Shelia Taylor said.
Shawn Taylor tells FOX59 her family has received online threats and visits to their home by strangers in the wake of the video.
The 14-year-old girl has a March 19th court hearing in juvenile court for the fight involving the brass knuckles in downtown Indianapolis. She has not been charged in the fight caught on video at the park.