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Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula’s Child Abuse Trial Wraps Up. Now Jury Will Decide If He’s Guilty

Closing arguments ended Wednesday afternoon in the child abuse trial against Fresno Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula. Now it’s up to the six men and six women on the jury to decide if the evidence proves the democrat slapped his daughter, causing a bruise on the side of her face. Arambula is being charged with a misdemeanor for child abuse. If convicted, he could face up to six months in county jail. On December 10, Arambula’s 7-year-old daughter told her second-grade teacher, Shanna Del Rosario, that her dad allegedly hit her on the face the night before. Del Rosario testified last week that the daughter, whose name is being withheld because she’s a minor, showed her the bruise and said she was hit because she made her younger sister cry. The prosecutor, Steve Wright, argued during closing statements that Arambula is a nice and friendly guy in public, but when he’s alone with his three daughters he is “frazzled” and becomes violent when his three daughters are acting out. “He doesn’t want
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