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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
Sanders v. State
Citation:303 S.E. 2d 13
Defendant’s daughter was born twelve week premature at a low birth rate and with anemia. She was hospitalized for those ailments and discharged. Three months later, defendant used a neighbor’s phone to call police, saying her baby was ill. She then returned home and when the technicians arrived, they saw the baby had multiple bruises and was gasping for breath. Defendant told social workers she had might have dropped the baby but wasn’t sure what had happened. The baby was pronounced dead that afternoon. The primary cause of death was found to be a circular skull fracture on the right side of the head. In his testimony, an expert witness constructed a profile of the “typical abusive parent,” and laid out the characteristics typical of abusive parents. Defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment.
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Topic OutlineV Custody and Child Support