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Deliberating Begins in 7-year-old Boy Tattooed Case

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by: Caryn Kochergen 

A jury has begun deliberating the fate of two men accused of tattooing a 7–year–old boy.

Both sides of the case made closing arguments Wednesday.

The boy testified that his father, Enrique Gonzalez held him down, while co–defendant Travis Gorman put a bulldog tattoo on his hip.

The defense said the boy had been coached and was not a reliable witness.

"John Doe has never changed from what he stated from the very beginning of this case, from day one. That his father held him down and he was forcibly given the tattoo by Travis Gorman," said prosecuting attorney, William Lacy

The defense says the jury has to find Gonzalez and Gorman not guilty if they are not willing to convict a parent for piercing their kids' ear or getting them circumcised.

If the two are convicted of aggravated mayhem, they face life in prison.

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