Dad JOHNNY SALAZAR is getting probation for burning the hand of his 5-year-old son. Daddy (apparently) thought the boy was "possessed" when he touched Daddy's Bible. Right.
Chandler Father Who Burned Son Sentenced
Updated: Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011, 3:29 PM MST
Published : Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011, 3:00 PM MST
PHOENIX - Johnny Salazar, who pleaded guilty to child abuse after burning his son's hand, has been sentenced to 15 years probation.
As terms of his probation, 25-year-old Salazar is not allowed contact with children under the age of 15 unless it is approved by his probation officer.
A jail term of 9 months, beginning in May 2012, was deferred.
At the time of his arrest, Salazar's mother Connie Salazar said her son was taking a designer drug and was hallucinating.
Chandler police say Salazar burned his 5-year-old son with a lighter after he touched a Bible, thinking the boy was possessed.
Police say they suspect Salazar was under the influence of an unknown substance when he was arrested.