Circuit Judge Elijah Smiley sentenced Thomas Everitt Brown IV on Tuesday to life in prison, and 30 years in prison, for first-degree felony murder and aggravated child abuse for beating to death his son Peyton Aaron Brown. Brown, 24, was convicted at trial March 11. The 30-year sentence will run concurrently with the life sentence.
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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