Doctor Accused of Punching 12-year-old at Mt. Creek Found Guilty

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The doctor accused of punching a 12-year-old at Mountain Creek in 2016 has been found guilty on three counts of a five-count indictment. According to the New Jersey Herald, Samuel Caruthers didn't react to the news when it was read in court on Wednesday, April 3 and his attorney intends to file a motion to overturn the verdict.

The 47-year-old was reportedly found guilty of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault, a disorderly persons offense, and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon. He was found not guilty of third-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose.

On February 14, 2016 Caruthers allegedly "stabbed" Jacob Azemoun, now 15, with a ski pole and punched him in the mouth six times after Azemoun allegedly ran into Caruthers' then 10-year-old son.

He's facing up to 7 years in prison and sentencing is set for May 24.

Read the NJHerald.com story here.

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The 47-year-old said the boy "took a swing" at him so he did it back.
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Jury Selection Begins Today for Man that Allegedly Punched Kid at Mt. Creek
If convicted he could spend up to 22 years in prison.
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