Monday at 10 p.m.: Mother wants justice for abused child

Monday at 10 p.m.: Mother wants justice for abused child

On July 19, 2013, 7-month-old Sam Stanton suffered a spiral fracture of his femur. In an infant, it’s a high-impact injury caused by a physical twisting.

That much is indisputable.

The UW Children’s Hospital doctor who treated him told the Village of Fall River Police officer investigating the incident that his injury was “consistent with abuse.” Back in November, Columbia County Child Protective Services “substantiated child abuse” against the owner of the day care where he was went every day for Sam’s injuries.

The day care closed down, but for the last year, Sam’s mother, Heather, has pushed the Columbia County District Attorney to press criminal charges. She’d taken a lie-detector test and passed. Why wouldn’t the day care owner? Why did the day care owner refuse to cooperate with authorities after being read her rights?

And why did District Attorney Jane Kohlwey decide she was going to close Sam’s case without filing charges?

News 3 Investigates “Justice for Sam” on Monday night at 10.

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