State v. Best

In State v. Best, 56 Conn. App. 742, 749, 745 A.2d 223, cert. denied, 253 Conn. 902, 753 A.2d 937 (2000), the defendant mother struck her twenty-month-old child several times in the abdominal area, causing death. In a case of child abuse, death reasonably might be an unintended consequence of reckless behavior; in the present case, the defendant inflicted the fatal abdominal wounds not with his hands, but with multiple shots from a deadly weapon.