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June 20, 2008
If you found your daughter in bed with another girl, what would you do? Check out what a 61-year-old grandma did to her 16-year-old granddaughter.
Police said a 61-year-old Reading woman beat her 16-year-old granddaughter severely after finding her in bed with another girl. Joyce Beddell is charged with aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and endangering the welfare of a child.

Here’s an account from investigators:

The granddaughter had just finished having sex with another 16-year-old girl and was in an upstairs bedroom. Beddell walked in and found them together.

The neighborhood girl ran out of the house to her nearby home while Beddell was beating her granddaughter with the cane.

Neighbors said they saw Beddell leave the house a short time later. She was accompanied by her limping granddaughter. The two of them went to the other girl’s house to tell her mother what they had been doing.

Beddell returned to her home with her granddaughter and continued to beat her with a belt. Police were called to the house to investigate a report of child abuse.

The girl had noticeable injuries to her legs, and police took her to the hospital.

Beddell told police that she had done nothing wrong and said she should have been allowed to discipline her granddaughter as she saw fit.

30 Comments leave one →
  1. June 20, 2008 3:01 pm

    times have changed

  2. Jay permalink
    June 20, 2008 3:17 pm

    I’da beat the shit out of my daughter too. Nahh, I’da let my wife stomp her out, but if that was my son, I would blazed his ass……and that nicca that was there with him. I’da beat that gay shit out of him!

  3. KrazyK permalink
    June 20, 2008 4:01 pm

    you damn right, I’d try to beat the devil out of her too

  4. Divababy permalink
    June 20, 2008 4:12 pm

    In the words of Rah Digga “I beat that bitch with a bat!” I don’t give a damn girl, boy or animal, your in my house having sex at 16 that’s an automatic azz whupping! She’s lucky somebody called the cops cause I’m sure granny would have beat that azz till the white meat show!!

  5. June 20, 2008 5:10 pm

    I agree. I think the lesbian angle is added in there just to be extra. Although I’m sure it was very jarring to the grandmother to see the two girls having sex I think the real issue is that she was not only having sex but in her house and that’s disrespectful and she got her ass beat for for it as she should have. But I’m sure some folks are going to look at it as some type of hate thing against homosexuality which it’s really not.

  6. chris hansen permalink
    June 20, 2008 5:14 pm

    the grandmother is a hater. That’s hot.

  7. June 20, 2008 6:41 pm

    I SAY AMEN!!! I Agree regardless of boy or girl I woulda beat the HECK OUT OF HER TOO!! Shoot I woulda called the cops b4 hand just in case I beat her close to death and they would have been there to revive her!!!

  8. caliballer permalink
    June 20, 2008 7:34 pm

    Police need to stay out of it, that girl needed her ass whipped, shit I got mine back in the day, its only right. I wish I would have got the belt. My mom used to throw anything in sight. Holla

  9. Keshia permalink
    June 20, 2008 7:59 pm

    She did the right thing. I am assuming the girl was probably bright therefore the marks were visible. I would have beat the a– to. Just imagine how long the girl had been in the house having sex. Trust me that not the first time the girl done had sex in her Grandmother’s house. Grandma did the thang and I bet she won’t have sex in her house again. NIP IT IN THE BUD…

  10. June 20, 2008 8:46 pm

    How BARBARIC…when are we as human beings going to understand that just cause our mommas and grandmommas did it do us DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY MAKE IT RIGHT!!! This young girl WAS TOO YOUNG TO BE SEXIN I believe but now there is more than one issue going on here. Was it about the sex or the teen’s sexuality? We have all been teen’s before and I personally didn’t have sex until 17 but most of my personal friends had sex LONG before I did…DID YOU???…If the girl needed to be TREATED FOR INJURIES in a HOSPITAL then the grandmother went too far. Why do we feel like its a GOOD THING when our elders try to take us back to the hatred and restrictions of the early 1900s? Nosttalgia? Do we miss the overt racism and self-hatred and segregation of our grandparent’s times??? Let’s grow people. Talk to your children about SEX and SEXUALITY so that can make smart decisions like abstinence and respect. And when they make mistakes, lets TALK to them about making better choices. It’s not that I am against spanking your child but beating people with cane’s amounts to torture.

  11. joe weed permalink
    June 20, 2008 9:41 pm

    damn u all are haters burn in hell u know u was getting it on at 16 if not it was because u was a lame ass just because it was girl on girl dont make it wrong u all who hate eat a dick

  12. LAKISS permalink
    June 20, 2008 10:08 pm

    Yeah, most of us did the do at 16teen, but you damn sho didnt do it in NOBODY’S GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE. Is you crazy!!! So, she better be glad Granny used her cane and not a SWITCH from the tree in the backyard. See, just cuz you did it back in the day doesnt mean its OK for the youngsters to do it today. Hell, you knew you was doin wrong when you was doin WRONG. So, save the B@!?S!$%T. BEAT HER FOR DISRESPCTING YO HOUSE GRANNY!!!

  13. DaEmph permalink
    June 20, 2008 10:28 pm

    @ joe weed

    You fucken dummy…it was the nature of the situation (in her grandmother’s eyes that is considered blasphemy right there, bad enough if it was a boy, but another girl, I don’t blame her for whoopinn’ her young stupid ass), plus she disrespected her grandmother house, if you gonna do some shit like that, do iit somewhere else, not where you gonna get caught. Damn you st00pid.

  14. Elaine permalink
    June 20, 2008 10:59 pm

    Go Grandma. She needed a beating bring and friend into your home and having sex.

  15. Moss permalink
    June 20, 2008 11:15 pm

    I gotta agree with Joe because I was sure as hell getting my slip and slide on with the females at 16. My father caught me once at that age but he thought the shit was funny.

  16. killajay permalink
    June 20, 2008 11:28 pm

    FUCK THAT!!! Grandmother when you get out…. Beat her ass some more…. God made Adam and Eve!!!!! not EVE AND EVE!!!!

  17. June 20, 2008 11:47 pm

    Ay yo, Joe Weed… we shouldn’t have to eat a dick since ol girl didn’t either, hahahaha….

    But yo, sixteen and in MY HOUSE? Somebody was catchin a beatdown….u go to a hotel to do that, or a wendy’s parking lot or somethin… haha… i never did that at my house. anyway…

  18. June 21, 2008 12:39 am

    So? Dear God, who cares? So she likes other girls. Big deal. Leave the girl be. Maybe she shouldn’t be having sex in the grandmother’s house and all, but that only requires a talking to, not a near-death beating.

  19. Nigga i'm nas niggas is pras permalink
    June 21, 2008 2:05 am

    Both the grandma & grandaughther where in the wrong, The gradaughter for having sex in the house while grandma was there & grandma for overkill…it’s not that serious…she wont get pregnant.

  20. watts permalink
    June 21, 2008 12:59 pm

    see thats y the world goin to hell now…all these white ppl scared to beat there kids and ppl callin the cops when u try to discipline em. man im beatin ma kids fuck who see me. but i dont think i woulda beat her for that…16 is a good age id just tell em to wear a condom…o wait no need for that.

  21. Toyaz permalink
    June 22, 2008 1:53 am

    I agree with everyone who says that granny went too far. I don’t know why but I really don’t see this whole thing as a big deal lol. I understand as a parent (or grandparent in this case) catching your 16 year old in bed with someone can be traumatic, and here it was another female so granny probably damn near had a heart attack lol. But seriously, what are we talking about here? How many of us were having sex at 16? If you didn’t do it at your house, or at their house, where did you do it? Beating the girl until she had to be rushed to the hospital is too much. As for the issue of whether this was because of the mere fact that the girl was gettin her lil nasty on in granny’s house or if it was because she was with another girl…. I say both. I know I for one, as a bisexual female, have obviously dealt with rejection because of my sexual preference. I know how much it hurts to feel like you can’t tell the people closest to you about one of the most important things going on in your life at the moment, because you don’t think they will understand. It’s a tough thing to deal with. So granny taking a cane to that girl’s behind… most likely didn’t do anything but anger her and make her feel even more guilty about her personal choices and how she chooses to live her life. Everyone has felt discrimination and we all know that it sucks and it hurts. But yet we continue to punish each other for our personal choices, beliefs, and lifestyles. How does that make ANY kind of sense if we know what it feels like firsthand?

  22. alisha permalink
    June 22, 2008 2:18 am


  23. EF Cuttin permalink
    June 22, 2008 3:58 pm

    Unless U payin rent, DO DAT SHIT SOMEWHERE ELSE!!! We all have been there, doesnt make it right. I guess this is why we STILL fucked up. Doin the SAME dumb shit that was already done over and over and over. SMARTEN UP PEOPLE,DAYUM!!!!!!

  24. jaydubb!!!!!! permalink
    June 22, 2008 9:38 pm

    Good work Grandma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Amen to solid values!!!!!!!

  25. Crystal O permalink
    June 23, 2008 5:03 am

    I agree wholeheartedly with being able to discipline your kids as you see fit. However you choose to do it is your business. The issue at hand is the fact that she beat the girl until she needed to go to the hospital. That is where you have to draw the line. Not only is it traumatizing to the girl, it also brings forth resentment later on down the line. No one knows for sure the reason the grandmother reacted the way she did, whether it was her sexual orientation or if it was because it was in her house. Either way she overdid it. What was the lesson she taught her granddaughter? The only lesson i can see her grandchild getting out of this is not to have sex in your parent/guardian(s) house. She could have used an alternative way such as lecturing her about respect, or just simply telling her she has to go because she won’t tolerate such disrespect in her household. Now she has to face the possibility of jailtime and court costs. To all the people on here applauding the grandmother and calling the child names and saying that she deserved it because she was too young anyway: (if you have children) are you saying you are willing to go to jail for something as simple as being “disrespected” to teach your child a lesson? And are we not all hypocrites in and of ourselves? As someone mentioned before, were you not having sex at 16? And if you were you were either at your own house or at your partners house, or was everybody having sex in the backseat of cars or outside? So it’s ok if you disrespected someone else’s parents house just as long as it wasn’t your own? Or it’s ok if you’re child disrespects someone else’s house just so long as it’s not yours? The issue is the grandmother went overboard for something minor, she didn’t commit a crime she committed a natural act. Her punishment was being beaten with a cane and belt. It could have been worse. It could have been with a guy and unprotected and she could have gotten pregnant or even worse than that she could have gotten a disease she cannot get rid of. Neither one of their actions were very smart. But for every action there is a reaction. Who’s to say that child won’t use her own grandmother’s cane to beat her to death?

  26. Ms Terri permalink
    June 23, 2008 4:45 pm

    I would have beat the hell out of her for 1. having sex at 16 2. Having sex in my house 3. for having sex with another girl. Not all of us got our cherries busted at 16. I was a virgin til I was 20. She totally disrespected the fact that she was in her grandmothers house and got caught. She probably thought grandma was too old to beat that ass. Age aint nothin but a number.

  27. ya papi permalink
    June 23, 2008 6:55 pm

    i hope you all beat your kids too so you can end up in jail just like that dumb bitch. ya gotta beat em where it don’t show. and hey at least she wasn’t getting pregnant. lmao. so much ignorance yall must like jail.


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