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No Felony Child Neglect for Burn Injury (access required)

Prosecutors did not prove that a mother’s decision not to take her two-year-old son to the hospital after he was accidentally burned with hot bacon grease did not cause or permit serious injury to the child’s life or health, and the Court of Appeals reverses the mother’s conviction of felony child neglect. The child’s father, who ...