Slapped in jail

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

AT­LANTA: A Ge­or­gia man has been found guilty of sec­ond de­gree child cru­elty for slap­ping a cry­ing two-year-old at a branch of Wal­mart.

Roger Stephens, 61, will spend six months in jail fol­lowed by six months of home con­fine­ment.

Au­thor­i­ties say the girl and her mother were shop­ping on Au­gust 31 when the tod­dler be­gan cry­ing. Stephens ap­proached the mother and said: “If you don’t shut that baby up, I will shut her up for you.”

Stephens slapped her four or five times. – Sapa-AP

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