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Doctor Gets 3 Valentine’s Days Behind Bars in NJ ‘Ski Rage’ Attack on 12-Year-Old Boy

The 12-year-old, who suffered minor injuries in the attack, had said the collision was an accident

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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.

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