Injury to a child in this state is taken seriously – Texas law is direct and highly punitive.
Take a Conroe man convicted in a severe child abuse trial by jury on two counts of injury to a child earlier this year. The offenses were against two toddlers, who sustained multiple injuries including severe head trauma, fractures, lacerations, and burns, among others.
Prosecution submitted evidence of the man’s text messages directing the children’s mother to lie to authorities, and brought to light the perpetrator’s tendency toward domestic violence, citing “previous abuse of two other children of similar age in a similar way.”
As punishment for his actions, the judge stacked two life terms, and the offender will not begin [...]