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HPD: Dad beat his young son because he put his slippers on wrong feet

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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Jonathan Walker, 26, is charged with injury to child.

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A Houston dad is facing charges for allegedly beating his young son because he put his slippers on the wrong feet.

According to court documents, on October 1 Jonathan Walker beat his 8-year-old son so bad with a belt at their south side Houston residence that he was transported to the hospital.

Houston police say medical records indicated that the boy suffered a bruised eye and had belt marks, extension cord marks, possible cigarette burns and other injuries in different healing stages. The boy told police that Walker struck him multiple times with a belt on his body after discovering he had put his slippers on the wrong feet. The boy says Walker also punched him in the face.

According to police, Walker admitted to them that he struck his son with the belt and that he had beaten him other times until he sees injury. Police say Walker told them the beating he gives his son are not as bad as what he used to get when he was a child.

Walker, 26, is charged with injury to child. He is in custody.

Court records show Walker has a prior conviction of assault of a family member in 2010.

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