March 10, 2016
Victoria claims that, on several occasions, she has been physically attacked by her 15-year-old son, Angelo, and that she is now afraid for her life and doesn’t know what to do.
“I am terrified of the young man Angelo is becoming, because he is an abuser,” Victoria says.
Victoria – who also has a 16-year-old son in a juvenile treatment facility, and a 10-year-old daughter caught in the middle of the violence at home – claims Angelo has had a pattern of “extreme violent behavior” since he was young. At one point, Victoria says that she voluntarily placed Angelo into foster care when he was 7 or 8 years old because she wasn’t able to parent him.
“It was a case of [CPS saying], ‘If you don’t help your kids, then we are going to take your kid,’ and I can’t help my kids. They are out of control, so it was voluntary,” she tells Dr. Phil.
Angelo, who says his mother calls him “a mistake” and “an accident,” admits he has been violent towards Victoria.
“I’ve hit my mom two or three times … One time, she came after me and started hitting me. I got so mad, I just hit her back. I know that’s wrong now,” the teen says. “My mom doesn’t like me. I don’t think she loves me as much as someone else’s mom would.”