Friday, April 30, 2010

Dad accused of beating up 11-year-old son over broken sprinkler part (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Dad BRUCE WRIGHT OLIVER sounds like a flipping idiot. His son was raking leaves, and apparently broke off part of the sprinkler system. So Daddy Dearest started choking him, and threw him inside the house. Then he started banging the boy's head against the wall till the boy's nose was broken. Daddy tried to lie to the police about what happened (the ubiquitous "he tripped and fell" excuse), but the nature of the boy's injuries made it clear that this was more than a fall. No mention of the mother.

Murray father accused of beating up son over a broken sprinkler part
Published: Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:21 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — A Murray father charged with child abuse is accused of beating up his son when the boy broke part of the sprinkler system.

According to charges filed in the 3rd District Court Thursday, the 11-year-old boy had been raking leaves last week and broke part of the sprinkler system, when his dad started choking the boy and threw him inside the house where he hit the ground.

The boy told police that his father, Bruce Wright Oliver, then grabbed him again and started banging the back of his head against the wall, charges state. The boy ended up with a broken nose.

Oliver told Murray police that his son hurt his nose when he tripped and fell, but when police went to ask the boy, he noticed a floor burn on the boy's forehead, a swollen and bruised nose and blood on his shirt, according to charges.

Oliver was booked into jail and was later charged with child abuse, a second-degree felony.

— Lana Groves