Family Law Keyed to Weisberg
Chronister v. Brenneman
Appellant administered corporal punishment on his sixteen-year-old daughter in the form of hitting her four to five times across the buttocks with a folded belt for lying. The daughter testified that the punishment was painful and made her cry. She reported the incident to her older half-sister, who contacted CYS and reported the incident. Later that evening appellant and his girlfriend had a discussion with the daughter regarding the rules of the house. Shortly thereafter, appellant left the table and retrieved a pistil from the cupboard, looked at the gun, walked by his daughter and proceeded upstairs. He testified that he had remembered that he left the gun downstairs and retrieved it, checked to make sure it was unloaded, then took it upstairs where he stores his firearms. The next day a Petition for Protection From Abuse [PFA] was filed. The daughter testified regarding the facts and also being frightened and intimidated by the incident as well as by appellant’s st atements that similar punishment would follow. Appellant testified that his actions were solely designed to discipline his daughter. The court entered the subject PFA order, and the present appeal followed.
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