December 12, 2013
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - The father of a 10-year-old Lakeland boy who was critically injured when he detonated a grenade inside his home has been sentenced to 10 years of probation.
If 43-year-old Edward Weise Jr. successfully completes his probation, he will not have the conviction on his record.
He must also attend a parenting class, and he cannot possess any
weapons or firearms.
Under a plea deal, Weise Jr. had pleaded no contest to unlawfully making, possessing or throwing a destructive device and neglect of a child causing great bodily harm.
Authorities say his son was at his home in February 2010 when the grenade went off. The boy's mother pleaded no contest in October to contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a minor. She received a year of probation.
Information from: The Ledger, http://www.theledger.com
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