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Who is Sheila Marie Riggie? Drunk Oklahoma mom, 32, bites, chokes and tries to stab children

Oklahoma woman jailed on child abuse charges after her two children called their father and told him she was abusing them
UPDATED JUL 15, 2021
Sheila Marie Riggie was arrested after allegedly punching, beating and biting her two young children while on a drinking bender (Oklahoma City PD)
Sheila Marie Riggie was arrested after allegedly punching, beating and biting her two young children while on a drinking bender (Oklahoma City PD)

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: An Oklahoma mother has been arrested after allegedly punching, stabbing, choking and biting her two young children while going on a drinking bender. According to the police report, a man informed the authorities that his two sons, an 11-year-old and a 6-year-old, called him saying that their mother, Sheila Marie Riggie, 32, was physically abusing them and their 11-year-old cousin.

An officer responded at around 7:30 pm to a home located in the 3000 block of NW 41st St. The boys’ father stated he had to rescue the boys after they said Riggie allegedly threatened to cut their throats. The man told police that Riggie has a drinking problem and beats, bites and chokes the boys. He stated that it was getting worse and said he filed a report with DHS the week prior, but nothing was done. 


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We have reported many similar incidents in the past. We earlier reported the case of Anne Catherine Akers, a Maryland mother who cut her 3-year-old daughter's neck with scissors. Last year, we reported that a Virginia mom, Noah Tomlin, dismembered and butchered her 2-year-old son. Another Georgia mom, Trinity Pittman, allegedly killed her infant son for soiling his diaper. 

History of Sheila Marie Riggie's child abuse

Reports stated the neighbors have said that they heard the yelling from time to time but never suspected any abuse. “No not at all, we heard a commotion, but we weren’t thinking it was to that extent. From the stuff we have been hearing there is a limit and I feel like they passed that,” said Teejay Adams, neighbor. The report reveals that the kids have visible injuries. The children told police Riggie, “punched, kicked and bit them all and threw knives at them.”

The officer said that one victim had a swollen eye from being punched in the face and a cut on his back and chest. The child revealed that Riggie tried to stab him with a screwdriver. Another child had a bite mark on his cheek and forehead, according to the incident report.  "All the three kids ended up being turned over to the male as part of being taken into protective custody,” said MSgt. Gary Knight with OCPD. Riggie was taken to the Oklahoma County jail and booked on complaints of child abuse. 

According to the American SPCC, " 1,840 children died from abuse and neglect in 2019. Five children die every day from child abuse. Seventy (70.3%) percent of all child fatalities were younger than 3 years old. 79.7% of child fatalities involve at least one parent. Of the children who died, 72.9% suffered child neglect.
Of the children who died, 44.4% suffered physical abuse either exclusively or in combination with another maltreatment type." The report also states "1/3 to 2/3 of child maltreatment cases involve substance use to some degree. In one study, children whose parents abuse alcohol and other drugs were three times more likely to be abused and more than four times more likely to be neglected than children from non-abusing families. Two-thirds of the people in treatment for drug abuse report being abused or neglected as children."