Missouri Man Sentenced To 7 Years For Bat Attack On Son

Date 2013/11/5 10:18:21 | Topic: News

(stltoday.com) A man already on probation for assaulting his son has pleaded no contest to new charges against the boy and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

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Mark Alan Calloni, 46, of the 100 block of South Main Street was charged in July with child abuse.

He entered the plea — in which he does not admit guilt but acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence to get a conviction in a trial — last month before Circuit Judge Jon A. Cunningham.

According to police, Calloni attacked his 11-year-old for unknown reasons, striking him multiple times in the head with a wooden bat. Calloni then tackled the boy and pinned him to the ground when the boy tried to flee, police said.

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The boy eventually was able to get away and ran to a neighbor's house, where he contacted authorities. He did not suffer any serious injuries.

In the earlier incident, which happened in 2005, Calloni pleaded guilty to domestic assault, endangering the welfare of a child and felonious restraint. Then Circuit Judge Keith Sutherland gave Calloni a suspended sentence and placed him on five years probation.



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