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Mother charged with 'hug assault'

A mother in Newport News was charged with assault for hugging her daughter, according to Newport News police.
/ Source: WAVY-TV

A mother in Newport News was charged with assault for hugging her daughter, according to Newport News police.

Mary Pat Telstad was convicted earlier this year of smothering her mother to death with a pillow five years ago.

Under terms of that conviction, Mary Pat was ordered not to contact her daughter Morgan Telstad or her husband.

Police said Mary Pat violated those terms two days ago when she hugged Morgan against her will, according to Newport News Police spokesperson Lou Thurston.

Mary Pat Telstad was arrested for domestic assault.