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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 8, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Mark J. Downton, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Glenn C.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Alexander S. Rieger, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

This is a dependency and neglect case. The trial court found, by clear and convincing evidence, that the minor child was dependent and neglected under Tennessee Code Annotated Section 37-1-102(b)(23)(A)(i) due to Appellant/Father’s knowing use of force upon the child, which force was likely to cause the child serious bodily injury. Father appeals this finding. We conclude that the evidence clearly and convincingly establishes that Father did knowingly “use . . . force on [the] child that [was] likely to cause serious bodily injury or death.” Affirmed and remanded.

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