Jefferson City couple charged with endangering their son

A Jefferson City couple is facing charges for endangering the welfare of their 14-year-old son. 

Victoria Zimmerman, 59, is charged with two counts of child endangerment and one count each of child abuse and domestic assault.  Her husband, Ivan, 67, is charged with one count of child endangerment.

The Jefferson City News Tribune reports the charges were filed after the couple’s son suffered severe bruising, allegedly at the hands of his mother.  The boy told authorities she was upset with him for failing to turn in a school assignment.  He alleges she hit and kicked him, leaving bruises on his arm, face, and abdomen.

Authorities report the victim’s sister and Ivan both gave similar details of the event that occurred on Monday.