An Iqaluit woman has been acquitted on an assault charge against her child.

Justice Earl Johnson said there was not enough evidence to convict 28-year-old Eva Geetah.

Geetah was accused of punching, kicking and trying to choke her four-year-old son, two years ago.

During her trial, two of her other children said they'd witnessed the alleged abuse.

A doctor who testified at the trial said the young boy was bruised when he was brought to hospital.

She said it was the most bruising she had ever seen on a child.

Geetah has six children ... all of whom who are or have been in foster care.

The defense argued against convicting Geetah, since the key evidence was from children.