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Involuntary Tattoos Were ‘Malicious Wounding’ (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction of malicious wounding, for tattooing two young girls, ages 11 and 12, against their wishes. The evidence was sufficient for a reasonable fact finder to conclude that defendant specifically intended to disfigure the girls when he tattooed their arms. In finding that defendant intended to “impair or injure” the ...