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Violent video on Facebook has a grandmother calling for justice

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A grandmother in Fairfield says her granddaughter was beaten up by a group of teenagers. One of the teens behind the attack appears to have captured it on video and then posted it on Facebook.

Wanda Erskine says Saturday afternoon her granddaughter called her to come pick her up from a friend’s house.

"She called me and she was crying and she said ‘grandmamma they done beat me up’," said Erskine

Hours later, evidence of that attack surfaced on Facebook. In the video, you can see a group of teens pursuing one teen. After some taunting, one teen finally attacks the girl. Several others soon jump in; while a few stand back a capture everything on cell phones.

Erskine says the teens behind the attack posted the video on Facebook.

"Putting it up on Facebook like they was proud of beating up my granddaughter, hitting her in the head,” Erskine expressed.

According to Erskine, her granddaughter was treated at a local hospital for swelling in the back of her head.

Erskine has been a victim of violence in the past. She says seeing the attack on her granddaughter was almost like history repeating itself.

"How they beat her and kicked her all in the head, that took me back to when I lost my son 7 years ago,” explained Erskine. “That took me back to Roosevelt City where they shot and gunned down my son.”

Now, Erskine is calling on justice against the teens she calls “bullies”.

“Something that needs to be done about those children. Justice needs to be served and it need to be served on them quickly. Because if they did her like that, they don't have no mercy on nobody."

Erskine as filed a police report and the Fairfield Police Department says they are investigating.

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