Print article An Alaska appeals court has affirmed the child abuse conviction Vermont IL wife swapping Jessica Beagley, the Anchorage "hot sauce mom" who prosecutors said used a videotape of herself punishing her adopted Russian son to try to get on the "Dr. Phil". The Alaska Court of Appeals agreed with Beagley that Anchorage's ordinance defining child abuse is vague but called the claims moot.
In a memorandum opinion issued Wednesdaythe court also denied Beagley's request for a new trial on grounds of juror misconduct. It upheld her district court conviction of child abuse.
Beagley generated headlines nationwide starting in late after her appearance on the "Dr. Phil" talk.
The video showed her punishing her son by putting hot sauce in his mouth and forcing him into a cold shower. In Januarythe Municipality of Anchorage charged Beagley with child abuse. The mother argued she was seeking help for the problematic child.
But jurors sided with the municipality. Beagley's abuse was "completely gratuitous," and she filmed it simply to get on TV, prosecutor Cynthia Franklin Discrete black Hilo1 Hawaii at that time.
In her appeal, Beagley claimed the city's child abuse ordinance was unconstitutionally vague because it fails to clearly define what constitutes "reasonable parental discipline," other than prohibiting torture and cruel punishment against children. The appeals court agreed Sweet housewives seeking nsa Manning wording of the ordinance is potentially problematic.
However, Chief Judge David Mannheimer concluded, "Beagley's jury was not asked to decide whether Beagley Housewives wants sex tonight Huntley Minnesota 56047 in parental discipline that was unreasonable.
To the hot Anchorage looking kid, they were asked to decide whether Beagley engaged in parental discipline at all — or whether, as the Municipality alleged, she mistreated her son as a ploy to get on national television. Vermont IL wife swapping based the assertion on an affidavit filed by another juror stating that at some point during the trial, a juror said Beagley should have known better because Beagley's husband was a police officer.
There was no mention of her husband's occupation during the trial, the opinion says. The appeals court said the claim was inadequately presented in Beagley's appeal.
She failed to present underlying facts and legal arguments to the claim, the opinion says. About this Author.