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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Father of 3 year old Maryland boy shot with BB gun sentenced

Even BB guns can be dangerous. The father of this Maryland 3 year old was sentenced for shooting his son last year in the face with a BB gun.
Twenty-four-year-old John Wilfong Jr. of Hagerstown pleaded guilty second-degree child abuse Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court.   
Wilfong's children were visiting him last year when he called his estranged wife to say their son had shot himself in the face. She reported the incident to Child Protective Services and the boy was found to have two BBs embedded in his face and head.   
The boy told investigators that his father had shot him.  
The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that Wilfong said in court that he was bipolar and needed medication for his anger.

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