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CONVICTION UPHELD ON DOCTOR OVER CHILD SKI ASSAULT
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A judge has upheld the jury convictions of a doctor accused of attacking a 12-year-old boy in a 'ski rage' incident.


The attack happened at Mountain Creek in Vernon in New Jersey.

Samuel Caruthers was convicted last month of child endangerment and other counts.

But a Sussex County jury also acquitted him of aggravated assault and a weapons charge.

Lawyers for Dr Caruthers argued the jury verdict was ‘contradictory'.

But a judge has now disagreed.

Caruthers punched the boy and stabbed him with a ski pole in February 2016.

We have reported on the story in the past.

Doctor guilty of child ski assault


It happened after the youth crashed into Dr Caruthers and his then-10-year-old son while snowboarding on the nursery slope.

The youth suffered minor injuries in the attack and said the collision was an accident.

47-year-old Caruthers could face up to seven years in prison.

He will be sentenced later. 

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There have been a number of incidents this winter of collissions and assualts on the slopes:
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