Former foster parent convicted for strangling four-year-old

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A former foster parent was convicted by a jury for strangling his then-four-year-old foster child with a belt.

According to a release by the Alaska Department of Law, evidence presented at trial suggested that Jason Madison put a belt around his foster child’s neck “and applied pressure, causing injuries.”

The child’s teacher noticed abrasions on the child’s neck and alerted authorities. During the trial, a treating forensic nurse testified that the child faced a “substantial risk of death” based on the injuries observed.

As a first-time felon, Madison faces a sentencing of five to 20 years. He is being held without bail until sentencing on March 20, 2020.

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