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Opening Arguments

A crying shame

Who says real men don't cry? First up:

Jack O. Hatfield is being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail on a preliminary felony charge of burglary. Bond was set at $5,000 cash.

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I placed Mr. Hatfield in handcuffs, who was at that point, already crying and said 'I'm going to get 10 years for this," Evansville Police Department Officer Matthew Knight wrote in the affidavit.

Then there is this sensitive Hoosier:

An Indianapolis man accused of beating his girlfriend's 15-month-old daughter with a belt for more than an hour had his first hearing this morning in Marion Superior Court.

The little girl's death Friday from severe injuries could result in a murder charge against Tayuan Chism, prosecutors said. Judge Kurt Eisgruber gave prosecutors more time to review potential charges, and Chism, 18, is due back in court Wednesday.

Chism sobbed at this morning's hearing.

Our mothers knew the answer to this kind of histrionics, didn't they? "You know what, mister? If you don't do (whatever it was that brought the tantrum on), I'll really give you something to cry about!"