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Convictions upheld in Grand Canyon abuse case

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A federal appeals court has upheld the abuse
convictions of an Indianapolis man who forced his grandsons to take a grueling
hike in the Grand Canyon.

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals recently rejected Christopher Alan
Carlson’s appeal arguing that the evidence was insufficient and that the jury
wasn’t instructed properly.

He’s serving a 27-month prison sentence with an expected release date in

Carlson has acknowledged treating his three grandsons roughly but said he
wasn’t criminally negligent and didn’t endanger their lives or health.


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