Beloit (WKOW) -- from Rock Co. District Attorney's Office: David J. O'Leary, Rock County District Attorney, announced that 24-year-old Jason K. Jordon of Beloit was convicted of physical abuse of a child, a Class G felony, following a two day jury trial before the Honorable Richard T. Werner.
The facts as shown at trial were that on June 20, 2008, five month old TBJ was brought to the Beloit Memorial Hospital with multiple skull fractures.
TBJ's father, Brian Jordon, testified that he had left TBJ in the care of his brother, Jason Jordon, and when Brian Jordon returned from taking his wife to work, he discovered the injuries to TBJ.
Detective Craig Johnson of the Beloit Police Department testified that Jason Jordon admitted that he was the only person who cared for TBJ while Brian was gone, but claimed that the injuries happened when Jason Jordon accidentally dropped TBJ on the pavement while carrying him to the park.
Dr. Angela Carron, a pediatrician from the Children's Hospital in Milwaukee testified that the two skull fractures suffered by TBJ were the result of two separate blunt force impacts and that the force needed to cause the type of injuries to TBJ could not have occurred the way that Jason Jordon described and would have required significantly more force to cause a skull fracture in a five month old child.
The jury deliberated for slightly more than 1 ½ hours before returning the guilty verdict.
Judge Werner revoked Jason Jordon's bond and ordered him into custody of the Rock County Sheriff's Department and scheduled sentencing for December 17, 2008, at 2:30 p.m., in Courtroom B of the Rock County Courthouse.
At sentencing, Jason Jordon faces a potential penalty of a fine of not more than Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000), or imprisonment not more than ten (10) years, or both.
The prosecution of the case was handled by Deputy District Attorney Perry Folts.