Authorities said Phoenix woman Sharron Dobbins shocked her 17-year-old son after several attempts to wake him up. Court documents say cops found two bumps on his leg where the Taser was allegedly used.
"I really don't know what to say because I wasn't there, but I can't imagine my daughter intentionally doing this", Tresia Norris said.
At that moment, Dobbins said she was at least five feet away from her son, who went back into his room. A medical worker told police Petrie said she "tried to kill her kids again". "He's under my custody and everything". She is scheduled to appear in court later this month.
"She seems really sad and she says she didn't do it and none of us were there, so we really can't say what happened", Tresia Norris said.
Dobbins, who lives near Central Avenue and Buckeye Road, was arrested for child abuse. "I tell my sons to honor thy mother and thy father or their days will be shortened and that's my favorite [commandment]", she added. "I start crying and got in the back of the police vehicle".
Dobbins was taken to jail where she spent 12 hours before being later released.
The court ordered Dobbins not to have any contact with her son, who's now staying with relatives. "I said, 'Hey, spark a fire under you guys, '" Dobbins said.
His mother has requested social media and human rights activists to play their role for her son's safe recovery.
Petrie's attorney told ABC 7 that her client had not meant to harm anyone. "Thats all I was trying to do, is tell my kids to put God first".