Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pain Establishes Domestic Battery

In an opinion issued yesterday, the Indiana Supreme Court addressed the following issue:

When a husband shoves his wife and pokes her in the forehead repeatedly, caused her pain, is that pain alone sufficient evidence to prove the "bodily injury" element of the husband's conviction for domestic abuse? One panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals thought not, but we disagree.

The incident took place as the husband and wife were drinking together. (Mike Frisch)


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