LANSING (WKZO) -- A bill nicknamed “Dominick’s Law” that would strengthen the penalties for parents and other adults convicted of severe cases of child abuse, has cleared the Michigan State House and heads for the Senate. Rep. Matt Lori sponsored one of the bills in the two bill package.
It’s named for Dominick Calhoun, a 4-year old who was beaten to death in a home near Flint two years ago. The child’s mother and her boyfriend are both serving time for his death.
The new laws would stiffen the penalties for committing acts of child abuse in front of other children. It also increases the penalties for 2nd and 3rd degree child abuse. The bill was approved by the house 107-0.