Last night I looked at a CNN Special Report, about a man named Jim Duncan, who was sentenced to 70 years in prison for supposedly abusing his son to the point that he had about 13 fractured or broken bones at about 8 weeks of age.
It all started when the couple; who were onto their 2nd child at this point in their life, noticed that their new baby was inconsolable when he would cry. It had reached the point where the mother decided she needed to take him to the pediatric emergency department to be evaluated. While there, a doctor returned shouting at the couple, accusing of them of abusing their son who had about 13 fractures and a broken skull. Not only that, but X-ray evidence showed there were previous fractures at different points of healing; which meant that this “abuse” wasn’t a one off thing but something that had been on going.Read More »