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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:00 pm | Updated: 9:41 am, Wed Apr 17, 2013.

A Santa Fe man accused of child abuse in an October 2012 incident in which his 2-year-old grandson ate cocaine has been sentenced to a year of probation.

David Wheeler, 43, a van driver for the city’s Senior Services Division, pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor charge of abandonment of a child, part of a plea deal struck with the District Attorney’s Office. Wheeler was originally charged in state District Court with abuse of a child and tampering with evidence. He was not charged with drug possession.

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4 comments:

  • Denise1 posted at 6:53 pm on Wed, Apr 17, 2013.

    Denise1 Posts: 2

    Seems like the OFFENDERS are more protected than the children in Santa Fe.

     
  • Denise1 posted at 6:50 pm on Wed, Apr 17, 2013.

    Denise1 Posts: 2

    SHAME SHAME SHAME ! THESE ARE OUR CHILDREN AT RISK BUT KEEP ON JUST SLAPPING THE HANDS OF THE OFFENDERS! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE???

     
  • guero posted at 5:13 pm on Wed, Apr 17, 2013.

    guero Posts: 14

    What? How does the city want the liability of employee drivers on drugs? This is nuts.

     
  • Hector_Sanchez posted at 6:15 am on Wed, Apr 17, 2013.

    Hector_Sanchez Posts: 15

    "a van driver for the city’s Senior Services Division"

    A cocaine user gets to keep his job driving? Only in New Mexico!

     
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