Baltimore Mom Explains Why She Beat Her Son: 'I don't want him to be a Freddie Gray'

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Earlier this morning we showed you a video of a mother frantically beating her son after she found him participating in the Baltimore riots.

Now, the mother is speaking out as to why she reacted in the way she did.

Toya Graham explains that she doesn’t want her son to be another Freddie Gray.

“At that point, you know —  [I was] not even thinking about the cameras or anything. That’s my only son, and at the end of the day I don’t want him to be a Freddie Gray.”

25-year-old Freddie Gray died of a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody. Following his unexplained death, protests and riots alike have ensued in parts of Baltimore — all within the last 24 hours.

Watch Toya’s explanation below.

You can watch more of her interview on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley when it airs later Tuesday night and also CBS This Morning on Wednesday for a live interview.

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