Mother Accused of Forcing Daughter to Fight Fires Public Defender

August 13, 2014 Updated Aug 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM EDT

By Jill Perkins

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August 13, 2014 Updated Aug 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM EDT

Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) The Niagara Falls mother accused of forcing her teenage daughter to fight was in court Wednesday afternoon.

34 year old Eula McCray fired her public defender, forcing a judge to postpone the hearing until August 27th.

Investigators say McCray forced her daughter to fist fight another girl in a street brawl in April of this year, while she recorded it on her cell phone and then posting the video to a social media site.

McCray claims she was doing it to help her daughter stand up to a girl that was bullying her for months.

McCray told a judge she plans to seek private counsel.