TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 24, 2017
A Washington County jury has found a Telford man guilty of aggravated child abuse, reports the Johnson City Press. Joe Whitaker, 44, was accused of injuring his 7-month-old son so severely that his brain bled. Medical professionals testified that the child’s injuries were indicative of abuse, although Whitaker maintained his innocence throughout the trial. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 21, where he will face 15 to 25 years in prison and will serve 100 percent of his sentence.