8th Circuit Affirms Conviction Of Indian For Battering Infant

(February 3, 2017, 10:08 AM EST) -- ST. LOUIS — Evidence that a Native American man severely injured an infant at his home in Indian country sufficiently supports a jury’s guilty verdicts on child abuse charges, and the trial court properly excluded evidence of past child abuse by his wife, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held Feb. 2 in affirming the verdicts (United States of America v. Timothy Kenneth White Plume, No. 16-1340, 8th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 1844)....

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