On March 19, 2005, The Vindicator reported the conviction and sentencing of Donna Butler in Mahoning
On March 19, 2005, The Vindicator reported the conviction and sentencing of Donna Butler in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for assaulting her daughter-in-law. The article reported that testimony showed Butler "used an aluminum baseball bat on her daughter-in-law" and then punched her. More precisely, the daughter-in-law testified that Butler struck her with the edge of a child-size aluminum baseball bat and did not take a full swing. The jury decided that Butler was not guilty of felonious assault with the bat, but convicted Butler of simple assault, apparently for the punching.
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