SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man who admitted beating his wife while their three children hid in a closet has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
A news release from the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office says the oldest child, then 10 years old, called 911 — and the beating was still going on when police kicked in the bedroom door.
The statement said 30-year-old Christopher Michael Rapp of Shreveport was sentenced Monday on two abuse charges.
Authorities say the woman was afraid to cooperate with prosecutors, who brought the case anyway.