In another case of child abuse, a babysitter was caught on film savagely dropping, slapping and yanking a 21 month-old baby boy, but has so far avoided jail.
Glenda Hammons, 81, was handed five years deferred adjudication at the start of this month. In other words, there will be no jail sentence or criminal record if she sticks to the terms of her probation.
The Texan mother of the child is said to be devastated at the light sentencing. Wishing to remain anonymous, she told KWTX:
“They told us she won’t even have to tell anybody ever.
“It won’t be like she’s a convicted felon, it won’t be like anyone will ever know she hurt our baby.”
The father of the toddler added:
“We knew she was an old lady, we knew, ya know, the way people looked at her was going to be different than it was.