Such a deal. The baby gets a lifetime of mental disabilities and health problems, and daddy MATTHEW LESSARD gets just 3 years of probation. AND he gets to be "reunified" with the child he nearly killed. Any question as to whose rights are more valued here?
BRIEF: Father placed on probation in child abuse case
LA CROSSE TRIBUNE, WIS. ANNE JUNGEN Wed, Jul 21, 2:40 AM
July 21--A town of Greenfield man who authorities said caused what could be permanent brain damage to his infant son was placed on three years of probation today.
Matthew Lessard, 29, entered an Alford plea in La Crosse County Circuit Court to a reduced charge of physical abuse of a child. The plea means he admits no wrongdoing but concedes a jury likely would find him guilty.
Attorneys agreed to ask for probation because Lessard cooperated in the case and has been reunited with the child.