Christie Sigvartsen Murray, 37, allegedly egged on a teen fight that left girl in need of surgery

CLEARWATER, Fla - Christie Sigvartsen Murray, 37, is being held on felony child abuse charges after Clearwater police say she egged on her teenage daughter to fight another teen in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant.

The victimized girl, 15 years old, suffered a laceration to her head that required surgery.

According to police, a video camera caught the fight on tape, which includes Murray telling her 15-year-old daughter, 'just go hit her, don't even speak to her.'  

In addition, police said Murray could also be heard on tape threatening bystanders to not interfere in the fight or her daughter would fight them too.

The arrest affidavit states the fight occurred around 1 p.m. on April 24 in the Arby's parking lot at 1920 State Road 60.

Murray, who was arrested last Thursday, is being held on $50,000 bond in the Pinellas County Jail.

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