Chandler Dad Who Burned "Possessed" Son For Touching Bible Gets Probation

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A Chandler dad who burned his 5-year-old son with a cigarette lighter because he thought the boy was possessed was in Maricopa County Superior Court this morning where he sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to child abuse last month.

In addition to the 15 years probation, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Karen O'Connor ruled that Johnny Salazar, 25, is not permitted to have contact with children under the age of 15 without permission from his probation officer.

Salazar was arrested in July after he admitted to relatives that he'd burned the boy for touching his bible.

After church one Sunday, the boy's grandparents noticed a burn on his hand. They asked Salazar what happened, which is when he made his startling admission.

"He thought my grandson, by touching (the Bible), was causing power to come out of it," his mother, Connie Salazar, told a local TV station.

Connie Salazar also says her son was under the influence of bath salts, a designer drug that often causes people to trip out, at the time.

"He was hallucinating that he was seeing demons and spirits and stuff," Connie Salazar told the Arizona Republic at the time of her son's arrest.

According to police, Salazar was talking gibberish and making absolutely no sense at the time of his arrest

Salazar apparently had recently broken up with his baby-mama. His mother claims he turned to bath salts to cope with the stress of the breakup, which led to him burning his own son.

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jim
jim

.....AND JUDGE O'CONNER HANDS A 15 YEAR PRISON TERM FOR A DUI WITH A DEATH NOT CAUSED BY THE DRIVER. THE DRIVER NEVER HAD A TRAFFIC TICKET HAD A GREAT JOB, PAID HIS TAXES, HAD A FAMILY, HAD HS MBA, MADE ONE MISTAKE YET SHE THROWS THE BOOK  AT HIM AND LET'S THIS SCUMBAG OFF. I HOPE THIS LIBERAL LESBIAN JUDGE GETS HERS.

Annonymous
Annonymous

What a fucking scumbag look how fucked up he looks, dis motherfucker needs to be locked up.. Especially how retarded he is.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

It's a good thing there's no funding for mental health in this state or country for that matter.  Because just like this story indicates, there is no need for treatment of those who are mentally ill.    After all, you just need to pick yourselves up by your boot straps, stop you're crying and act like a God fearing, bible loving man for christ's sake.

Poliopony
Poliopony

This piece of shit won't be able to go 15 weeks without fucking up, much less 15 years. I just hope next time it is the liberal Judge Karen O'Connor who is his victim.

Bnbk
Bnbk

I'm so sick of these fucken Judges letting these piece of shit child abusers off scott free.This asshole should be locked up for 15 years not given probation. This so called Judge Karen O'Connor needs to be removed this next election cycle.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

"According to police, Salazar was talking gibberish and making absolutely no sense at the time of his arrest"

So, he was either on drugs. or he was rehearsing a speech he wrote for "Has Did" Jan.

Seriously though, I do believe that this isn't the last we'll hear about this guy doing something like this. Sounds like his drug use is a symptom of schizophrenia. Many schizophrenics try to self-medicate with alcohol and street drugs.

Seedy Ward
Seedy Ward

We have one of the highest incarceration rates in the country and this guy skates?

Eleanor
Eleanor

Probation?  Waiting for the next victim are we?  What has to happen next?  Who needs to get hurt next or worse killed?  I call BULLSHIT!!

He won't stop using unless he is forced to but that probably won't last and then his abuse issues aren't going to stop.

This pisses me off. 

Mr King.....this is one of those WTF stories.

Eleanor
Eleanor

he was smoking bath salts.  not sure what that does to a person but there have been a lot of stories lately about people who do that.

I have met a few schizophrenics and even when they are medicated they have a lot of issues when it comes to anger and sexual deviancy.

Eleanor
Eleanor

Yes, and how many dollars going towards more prisons but not towards issues in prisons.  The young man who was killed because he was put in a cell with somebody who should not have had a cellmate.  The conditions they lived under for two or more weeks that helped create that fiasco.

I wonder what this guy plead down from.

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