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Woman, 24, beat girl, 12, for eyeing boyfriend, say Conn. cops

Candace Kiley WFSB

(CBS/AP) NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. - You may need to read this one twice.

A 24-year-old Connecticut woman is charged with assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

Police say the 24-year-old woman believed the 12-year-old girl was eyeing her 30-year-old boyfriend.

Go ahead, read it again.

The Hartford Courant reports that Candice Kiley, of New Haven, was charged Tuesday in connection with the July 23 attack. According to police, Kiley was attending a family birthday party when she grabbed the 12-year-old by the hair and threw her to the floor. Police said the girl then suffered an asthma attack.

Police said Kiley's boyfriend - did we mention he's 30? - was in the kitchen cleaning up a spill when the "woman v. girl" confrontation took place.

Kiley was charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a minor.