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Justice in a Texas court, a man found guilty as charged.
Justice in a Texas Court prevailed when District Judge John Fostel of Wise County determined the sentence of a 35 year old man after a jury found the man guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, injury to a child and assaulting a family member (with a prior conviction).
Judge John Fostel
Judge John Fostel rendered the maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for aggravated assault; assaulting his father-in-law with a metal rod. He must serve half of his time before being eligible for parole.
Texas Penal Code 22.04
(a) A person commits an offense if he/she intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence, by act or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly by omission, causes to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual: (1) serious bodily injury; (2) serious mental deficiency, impairment, or injury;or (3) bodily injury.
(b) An omission that causes a condition described by Subsections (a)(1) through (a)(3) is conduct constituting an offense under this section if: (1) the actor has a legal or statutory duty to act; or (2) the actor has assumed care, custody, or control of a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual. (c) In this section: (1) “Child” mean a person 14 years of age or younger. (2) “Elderly individual” means a person 65 years of age or older. (3) “Disabled individual” means a person older than 14 years of age who by reason of age or physical or mental disease, defect,or injury is substantially unable to protect food, shelter,or medical care for himself. (d) The actor has assumed care, custody,or control if he has by act, words,or course of conduct acted so as to cause a reasonable person to conclude that he has accepted responsibility for protection, food, shelter, and medical care for a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.
See Texas Penal Code 22.04 for the remaining law concerning this section and the penalties for committing such a crime.
The jury and judge is praised by Hope for Children Foundation and its supporters for better protecting the local community. Thank you so very much! You really care!
Hope For Children Foundation
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4925 Greenville Ave. Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75206
Office (214) 382-4673
HOPE is a Non Profit Organization.
Mailing Address: Hope for Children Foundation P.O. Box 191028 Dallas, TX 75219
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