A judge has upheld the jury convictions of a doctor accused of attacking a 12-year-old boy in a “ski rage” incident at a Mountain Creek Resort, NJ, reports ABC News.
- Original story: 47-Year Old Doctor Faces Jail for Repeatedly Punching and Stabbing a 12-Year Old Child With a Ski Pole
Samuel Caruthers was accused of punching the boy multiple times and stabbing him with a ski pole, leaving him with a rib contusion and a busted lip on February 14, 2016, after the child fell into Caruthers and his son while snowboarding on the bunny slope. He was convicted last month of child endangerment and other counts. But a Sussex County jury also acquitted him of aggravated assault and a weapons charge.
During the trial, Caruthers said that he thought the 12-year-old victim was an adult, based on his height of five-foot-seven-inches and the fact that he had a mustache.
The doctor’s lawyer argued the jury verdict was “contradictory.” But a judge disagreed in a ruling issued Thursday.