A southeast Nebraska man has been given nine months in jail for shoving an 11-year-old to the ground.
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that (http://bit.ly/QYSOkH) 44-year-old Phillip Roberts was convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault.
Gage County court documents say Roberts shoved the boy because Roberts was angry about a theft from his home. The documents say that when the child tried to get up, Roberts head-butted the boy. Roberts says he didn't do that.
Roberts said in court that he was angry the day of the incident and took out his anger on the boy but apologized later.
Information from: Beatrice Sun, http://www.beatricedailysun.com
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