Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Child Abuse Laws in NC

A group of supporters is traveling across North Carolina in hopes of gaining support for a bill called "Kilah's Law."  This group, named after little Kilah Davenport who, in May, was beaten so horrifically by her step-father that 90% of her brain was damaged, hopes to gain support in strengthening the punishment for child abuse.  In this state, the strictest punishment one can receive is a mere 7 1/2 years in prison, a Class C felony.  They hope to increase it to a Class B felony, meaning guilty parties could receive 25 years to life in prison for the most brutal cases.

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