Tempe mom accused of giving teens tool for attack on ex

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Katherine White and her daughter talk to 3TV about the incident. By Alicia Barron Katherine White and her daughter talk to 3TV about the incident. By Alicia Barron

TEMPE – Police say a Tempe mom allegedly supplied her daughter and her friends with various dangerous tools to “rough up” her ex.

Among the items that Katherine White is accused of giving her daughter for the attack are a stun-gun, duct tape, a crowbar, a rope, a wrench, a tire iron and latex gloves. Those are the items police believe Whiter supplied to her 18-year-old daughter and two other teens to attack her ex.

That mother spoke with 3TV and says those accusations are false. Her daughter has plenty to say, too.

White admits to saying she wishes someone would beat her ex up but also says she never thought her daughter's teenage friends would actually do it.

White is now accused of supplying to her daughter and teenage friends a stun-gun, a crowbar, rope and directions to attack and tie up her ex.

White's teen daughter's already pled guilty to her role in the attack but defends her mother. She says about White, “She didn't know anything about it."

As for White’s daughter’s role, she tells 3TV, “I was the driver. I drove them." When asked about their intention the teen says they wanted, “to scare him."

White maintains she was shocked when police came knocking on her door accusing her of orchestrating the crime. She says, “I don’t think anybody deserves to be beat down like that."

Both mother and daughter are out of jail on bond. Charges in this case range from kidnapping to assault.