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Man receives suspended sentence for slamming stepson against wall

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Steven Lawrence, 40, received a suspended sentence of probation and counseling for slamming his 10-year-old stepson against a wall. Steven Lawrence, 40, received a suspended sentence of probation and counseling for slamming his 10-year-old stepson against a wall.
O'FALLON, Mo. (KMOV.com) - An O'Fallon, Missouri man was given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to charges for slamming his 10-year-old stepson against a wall in November 2014.

In a plea deal, 40-year-old Steven Lawrence was charged with two misdemeanor charges after the incident.

The child reportedly sustained bruises and injuries to his chest, arm and neck in the attack.

During questioning in November, police said Lawrence blamed the incident that led to the attack on the boy.

Originally facing a felony charge of child abuse, Lawrence agreed to a plea deal of two misdemeanor charges and two years of probation and counseling.

Lawrence was sentenced by Circuit Judge Jon Cunningham of St. Charles County.

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