What to Know
- Samuel Caruthers has been sentenced to three years in jail for attacking a 12-year-old in a case of "ski rage" at Mountain Creek in 2016
- Authorities have said Caruthers, a doctor, punched the boy and stabbed him with a ski pole after he fell into Caruthers and his young son
- The 12-year-old, who suffered minor injuries in the attack, had said the collision was an accident
A doctor convicted of attacking a 12-year-old boy in a case of "ski rage" at a New Jersey resort on Valentine's Day three years ago must spend the next three Valentine's Days in jail.
A state judge handed down the sentence Thursday to Samuel Caruthers.
Authorities have said Caruthers punched the boy and stabbed him with a ski pole after the youth fell on the doctor and his then-10-year-old son while snowboarding on the bunny slope at the Mountain Creek resort in Vernon.
The 12-year-old suffered minor injuries in the attack. He said the collision was an accident.
Caruthers was convicted in April of child endangerment and other counts. But a Sussex County jury also acquitted him of aggravated assault and a weapons charge.