Man convicted in frostbite abuse of son
MONTPELIER — A 42-year-old St. Johnsbury man has been given five years’ probation after he pleaded guilty to forcing his 14-year-old son to shovel snow and exercise outside barefoot and wearing a T-shirt, resulting in frostbite.
Robert A. Stone Jr. was convicted of aggravated domestic assault on his son. Temperatures were below freezing in mid-January last year when the boy was outside.
Stone pleaded guilty in the criminal division of the Caledonia Superior Court.
Under the terms of his probation, he got a five-year deferred sentence, must have mental health counseling, take a parenting education course and not engage in violent or threatening behavior.MORE IN This Just InBarre Town board approves paving grant application, pumps brakes on plan to assign town truck to... Full Story
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