B.C. dad who circumcised son loses Supreme Court appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the appeal of a B.C. man who tried to circumcise his four-year-old son on his kitchen floor with a carpet-cutting blade.

The boy needed surgery to repair the damage from the botched procedure.

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In a 7-0 ruling from the bench, the justices left intact a B.C. Court of Appeal ruling convicting the man of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

The man, identified only as DJW, was convicted at trial in October 2009 of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and acquitted on the two assault charges. The appeal court restored convictions on the assault counts and stayed the negligence charge, conditional on the conviction for aggravated assault.

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