- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

MADISON, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man accused of choking his son at a Norfolk wrestling meet has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for the January incident.

The Norfolk Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1wzrgHf ) that 38-year-old DeAndrew Stapleton was also sentenced Friday in Madison County District Court to two years’ probation.

Stapleton pleaded guilty earlier this year to a charge of strangulation. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a second felony child abuse charge.

Police said they believed Stapleton had been drinking when he grabbed his teenage son by the neck following the match. Other adults intervened, and the boy vomited after Stapleton let go of his neck.

At his sentencing, Stapleton tearfully apologized to his children. His attorney said Stapleton completed anger management and parenting courses this year.


Information from: Norfolk Daily News, https://www.norfolkdailynews.com



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