How could any sensate person believe that this crime merits no more than a term of imprisonment?
A Houston man who beat his 6-year-old son for eight hours until the boy went into a seizure and died has been charged in the child's killing, police said Monday. * * *
Saturday night, Duncan was angry because T.K. wouldn't go to sleep so he made the boy kneel with his arms extended in front of him for eight hours, Sgt. Brian Harris said. Whenever T.K. lowered his arms, Duncan delivered a "flurry of punches" to the boy's chest and body as part of what Duncan called "chest boxing," according to the police report.
Duncan refused to allow T.K. to go to the bathroom, and beat the boy after he urinated on himself, according to court records.
Duncan told investigators he beat his son to teach him how to "man up," police said.
I suppose the EU will object when the death penalty is sought -- yet another reason to ignore foreign law.