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Corporal punishment of child was excessive (access required)

There was sufficient evidence that appellant’s corporal punishment of his child “exceeded the bounds of due moderation” and that he had “at least criminally negligent intent.” As a result, his child cruelty conviction is affirmed. Legal standard “The proscription in Code § 40.1-103(A) against ‘beat[ing]’ one’s child … must be viewed in light of the principle that ...