- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Sioux City man has been sentenced to four years in prison for repeatedly hitting his 13-year-old stepson with a three-ring binder.

The Sioux City Journal (https://bit.ly/1NDtRWe ) reports 48-year-old Michael Bardwell was sentenced Friday on two counts of child endangerment. He had pleaded guilty.

Court documents say Bardwell struck the boy in the head several times on May 15 while they were in a Sioux City hotel room. According to authorities, the boy placed his hands over his head for protection and suffered a fractured middle left finger.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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