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      Closing arguments submitted in child abuse case

      Closing arguments have now been submitted in the case of accused child abuser James Thomas Cribbs II.

      Since Cribbs fully admitted that the child was in his care when she was seriously injured, the judge must only decide whether or not he intentionally caused the injury.

      Prosecutor Joseph O TMLeary wrote that the notion of a child suffering a massive subdural hematoma from falling over defied common sense. O TMLeary also said Cribbs' inconsistency in describing the way he picked the baby up was likely a sign of guilt.

      However, defense attorney Dave Geminangi pointed out that the prosecutor and doctors relied heavily on the words "suspected" and "suspicious," but could not say with absolute certainty that Cribbs had done anything wrong.

      The prosecutor was due to submit his rebuttal by the end of the day Friday.

      The judge will consider all of these statements before issuing a verdict.

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