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Archives for: September, 2020

Sep 10

Injury to a Child Doesn’t Always Indicate Abuse in Texas

Injury to a Child

Few crimes are as stigmatized, or taken as seriously, in society as crimes against children. After all, children are innocent, and adults are supposed to work to keep them safe – but that doesn’t always happen.

A 2-year-old boy was recently injured in Kerrville, Texas, and his head injuries resulted in his death – a death that has now been ruled a homicide. A study in the Journal of Pediatrics found that cases like this two-year-old’s happen more often than you may think, too.

Abuse accounts for roughly 59 percent of the injuries children are admitted to the hospital. Around 23 percent of injuries are accidental, which does to show that accidents can and do happen when caring for children, [...]

Apr 5

What Texans Need to Know about Injury to a Child Charges

Injury to a Child

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 [...]

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