ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -
A Severn man whose son ingested illegally purchased methadone has been acquitted of child abuse charges.
But 28-year-old Paul Kristopher Brooks Sr. was convicted of nine other charges on Wednesday, including neglect of a minor and reckless endangerment.
Prosecutors say on Sept. 4, Brooks had put the liquid medication in the center console of his car with his 5-year-old son, Kris, in the passenger seat. About an hour later, the body became ill. He was treated at a local hospital.
The Capital of Annapolis reports that Brooks' defense attorney, Peter O'Neill, argued that his client's actions did not rise to the level of a malicious act.
Brooks will be sentenced Feb. 28.
Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://capitalgazette.com
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