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Abusive Missouri Father Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

A man from Park Hills, Missouri was sentenced to three years in prison when he plead guilty to child abuse. The 27-year-old is currently serving another sentence for “violating his probation for possession of a controlled substance,” according to the Daily Journal. Authorities became suspicious that the father, Robert McGrane, was abusive or neglectful when his son displayed alarming behavior at school. His son threatened to bring weapons to school and stab people, and he had previously shown other signs of mental instability and violence. Investigators went to the McGrane home and discovered unsanitary living quarters and drug paraphernalia. The father admitted to striking his son and not getting him medical care for a skin disorder. Circuit Court Judge Wendy Wexler Horn sentenced Robert McGrane to three years in prison for physically abusing his son.