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Beating child with belt was reckless disregard for life (access required)

Where the child victim testified that appellant, his mother, repeatedly beat his buttocks with a belt and hit other parts of his body when he tried to avoid the blows, this was sufficient evidence to convict appellant of child abuse. Statute “Appellant was convicted of violating Code § 18.2-371.1(B)(1), which provides as follows: ‘Any parent, guardian, or ...