Friday, March 9, 2012

In Missouri, Missouri House Wants to Increase Prison Time for Shaken Baby Cases | Shaken Baby Syndrome

Lawmakers in the Missouri House are reportedly looking at ways to stiffen penalties for those who hurt or kill a baby by shaking them.

The Associated Press reports the House has reportedly endorsed a measure that would expand Missouri's child abuse law.

The bill's sponsor says the current law makes it hard to prosecute people when a child dies from Shaken Baby Syndrome.

The bill would make it a crime to "recklessly cause head injuries" to any child.

Currently, abusers face up to seven years in prison.
This measure would raise prison time up to fifteen years, if the child is younger than two years old.

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