Brothers Accused Of Burning Little Boy With Blowtorch

Two brothers in Michigan accused of burning a 6-year-old boy's buttocks with a blowtorch have been charged with first-degree child abuse.

The Morning Sun says 36-year-old Gerald Hall and 43-year-old Glen Hall were charged Wednesday in the incident involving Gerald Hall's son.

State police investigators say the boy was burned at least once. Sgt. Del Putnam says the child is in protective custody.

If convicted, the brothers face 15 years in prison, but Glen Hall could be sentenced to 1 1/2 times the maximum penalty as a habitual offender. He is on parole after serving time in a 2003 drunken driving case.

They are being held in the Clare County Jail on $150,000 bond pending a May 5 hearing. Jail officials didn't know if the suspects had lawyers.


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  • by Drew Location: Greenville on Apr 24, 2009 at 01:53 PM
    Thanks for correcting the typo.
  • by Drew Location: Greenville on Apr 24, 2009 at 01:47 PM
    What are "uttocks"?
  • by Amanda Location: Greenville on Apr 24, 2009 at 12:17 PM
    I always have hope for mankind....then I read stories like this and I believe there IS no hope for mankind. Sick people!
  • by LS Location: NB on Apr 24, 2009 at 12:09 PM
    Just wonder what other torture this poor 6yr old went thru from these 2 'of age' to know better so called adults. What else could have possibly happened to this boys buttocks??? Sickens me and anyone that hurts a minor/child should just be shot. No morals or ethics obviously.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Apr 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM
    What sick people these brothers are. Pleas throw the book at them. The poor little boy.
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