MARIO’S MOM DROPS CHARGES

Posted on November 4, 2010


After getting her son arrested, ’s is dropping assault charges she pressed against him in early October.

Shawntia Hardaway was intoxicated when she told police her son, whose real name is Mario Dewar Barrett, had pushed her, causing “minor pain,” according to police reports. Hardaway’s attorney, Richard Woods, said she was simply upset when she filed the report.

“It was much to do about nothing,” Woods said, according to the Baltimore . “I met with her, she told me what happened and there wasn’t any criminal action on the part of Mario.”

Hardaway told police on Sept. 27 that Mario pushed her “eight feet into a living room wall,” causing her to strike her head.

Mario was arrested and charged with one count of second- and later released after he posted a $50,000 bond.

His attorney pointed to Hardaway’s drug use as a reason for the initial accusations.

“It was clear from the beginning that Mario never touched or struck his mother,” he said. “She was under the influence of when she gave her statement to police. To her credit, she corrected her statement in court today.”

Barrett, to his credit, stood by his mother throughout the ordeal, though he has spoken out before about his mother’s drug .

GV Says: SMH….

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