Child Abuse Awareness

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of child abuse throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Court: Telling child to stab mom not abuse

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — An appeals court on Friday threw out the child abuse conviction of a Stuart man who told his 6-year-old son to get a knife and stab the boy's mother, saying words alone do not amount to abuse. Edward Munao, 40, was found guilty by a jury in April 2005 of child abuse and solicitation to commit aggravated battery and Circuit Judge Gary Sweet sentenced him to five years on each count, to be served back-to-back. The Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld the solicitation charge, but acquitted him of abuse, knocking five years off his total sentence. .

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