Comparing what would be the severity of bruising from a horse Injury vs a child severely beaten or worse are still worlds apart.This is not evidence---but it did make me think it was not a really serious injury. If it had been a broken bone or a punch in the face, I don't think the magistrate would have made that comment.
- “The allegations are not the most serious that the courts see by any stretch,” Magistrate Dene said.
I’m not sure how someone can have a “feeling” about the degree of bruising though.
Regardless of if it ends up as “minor” itself, the threat of further possible physical violence or assault, emotional or mental would still be taken into consideration.
A pretty reckless comment from the magistrate considering what is around this case and it does matter.