Sophia Willis is a single mother raising her eleven-year-old son, J.J., who has a history of untruthfulness and taking property belonging to others. ... Willis warned that if he did not tell the truth he would be punished. J.J. again gave the same story. In response Willis instructed J.J. to remove his pants and place his hands on the upper bunk bed. J.J. complied, and Willis proceeded to strike him five to seven times with either a belt or an extension cord. ...She should not have had to go all the way to the supreme court to justify giving the little stinker a whooping.
Willis was tried in a bench trial for felony child battery; ... The Indiana Supreme Court reversed the conviction.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Indiana supreme court approves spanking
From an Indiana court case: