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9-Year-Old Boy Punched In Stomach For Eating Cake, Dies

It appears that you really can’t have your cake and eat it too.

Police in Hagerstown, Maryland have arrested 30-year-old Robert Wilson for first-degree assault and child abuse, after a 9-year-old Jack Garcia (his girlfriend’s son), who had been restrained with handcuffs as punishment for eating a piece of birthday cake, and then punched in the stomach, died from his injuries.

Handcuffing a 9-year-old, really?

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, Politico, The Hill, NBC, Wall Street Journal, and other state and national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous TV and radio shows, including being the one of NewsmaxTV's regular commentators. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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