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Maziarz on Jay J: 'Baby's bones broken for months'

by TSchmitt
Mon, Jun 17th 2013 09:00 am

The state legislature's session is winding down, but there's still hope that a bill named for a North Tonawanda child who was abused by his father will be passed.

Jay J.'s Law would allow for stricter penalties on repeat child abusers. 

It's named for 3-year-old Jay J. Bolvin, who suffered 11 broken bones and brain damage at the hands of his father. 

According to State Senator George Maziarz, the severity of Jay J's beatings should have warranted a much harsher penalty.

"The nurses at the hospital testified that when they did the X-rays on this baby, several of the bones had been broken for months," Maziarz said. "This baby had to be in absolute pain, at the hands of its own father."

Under the legislation's provisions, Jay J's father could have been sentenced to 25 years in prison instead of 16 months to four years.

That bill passed through the state senate, and has been delivered to the assembly.




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