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Man found guilty of slapping 2-year-old


ATLANTA, GA (WKOW) -- A Georgia man was found guilty of slapping a crying two-year-old at a Wal-Mart.

Roger Stephens of Stone Mountain was convicted second degree child cruelty Tuesday in a bench trial, which is held without a jury.

Stephens was 61 when he was arrested and will spend six months in jail followed by six months of home confinement.

A police report says Stephens approached a mother with the crying girl and said, "If you don't shut that baby up, I will shut her up for you."

When Stephens slapped her four or five times, Stephens said, "See, I told you I would shut her up."

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