Texas mother waterboards 13yo


A woman and her partner have been arrested on suspicion of waterboarding her 13-year-old son, it has been reported.

Christi Howell and her boyfriend Casey Shackleford allegedly committed the offence at her home in Texas, The New York Post reports. According to an affidavit by Kaufman County police, the boy alleges that the pair pinned him down and held a towel over his face.

Waterboarding is a controversial torture methods which involves simulated drowning and was technique used by US officials to question terror subjects, before being banned.