Payne v. State

In Payne v. State, 21 Ark. App. 243, 731 S.W.2d 235 (1987), the Court upheld a first-degree battery conviction for severe abuse of a child by a live-in boyfriend where there was a diagnosis of battered-child syndrome, his improbable statements explaining the circumstances of the child's injuries, and testimony from medical personnel that the injury was not a result of an accident.