I'm a peacenik kind of gal. Really. But that doesn't mean I like gratuitous swipes at the people who serve in the armed forces. Note that Dad KYLE DANAHER wasn't even in the service. His wife was. So why is the Air Force getting so much play in this story? Danaher shook and injured his 2-month-old son in his capacity as a father, NOT as a person residing on a U.S. Air Force base. Whether his wife was a civilian or in the military--or was a waitress, accountant, or airman--is irrelevant to the story.
Man sentenced in air base shaken baby case
Story Discussion Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010 10:19 am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - A man who admitted to shaking and injuring his 2-month-old son on the Grand Forks Air Force Base has been ordered to serve two years on electronic home monitoring and three years on probation.
Kyle Danaher, 21, pleaded guilty in August to charges of child abuse and neglect. The Grand Forks Herald reported that Danaher in court on Wednesday said he "failed as a father and a husband."
Danaher's wife, Elonmarie, told the judge her husband made a mistake in shaking their son late last year and that she believes it will never happen again. At the time, Danaher was not an airman but was living on base with his wife, who was in the Air Force.
Danaher is being allowed to serve his sentence in North Carolina, where his wife and son now live.