Former foster parent convicted for strangling four-year-old
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.