Son Puts Dad in Critical Condition After Discovering He’s Cheating on Mom

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Taylor Harris
I think any of us would be pissed if we looked at our father's phone and saw evidence that he was having an affair. We'd be mad. Sad. And would likely want to punch him in the face. However, most of us wouldn't punch our dad in the face if we found out he was cheating on our mom. And for the few of you who would, it's likely you wouldn't put your old man in critical condition. However, there are exceptions to every rule. And Taylor Harris? He's an exception.

After his dad left his phone on the table while they were out to dinner, Taylor saw a text message from his father's mistress and learned that his father, Leonard, was having an affair. Taylor went outside after seeing the text, and when Leonard came out to see what was wrong, Taylor punched his dad so hard in the face that he suffered a "fractured skull, brain hemorrhage, and spinal cord injury." I'd be super pissed, too, but yikes, this is a little much.

Taylor was arrested and is being charged with aggravated battery and domestic violence. In a way, I feel slightly bad for Taylor. Clearly, he was hurt after learning that his family was being broken up, but his reaction was way too much. Maybe his dad did deserve to be punched or shoved, but injuring the man so seriously that his brain is hemorrhaging doesn't exactly fit the crime.

Because he was emotionally hurt, Taylor obviously wanted to physically hurt his father (and hurt him he did). But now he's the one who has to pay. If convicted, Taylor could go away to jail for quite some time. I doubt that's what he wanted when he clocked his dad square in the face. He would have been better off simply never talking to him again. In fact, both of them would have been better off.

What do you think of this?


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katyq katyq

His dad had it coming. Pos.

nonmember avatar Lily

I guess this guy is the next Mayweather, sheesh what a punch! I would be beside myself if I were his mom. A cheating POS husband and my kid gets arrested and later on charged!! No whore is worth that! Keep it in your pants men or get a divorce!

Sleep... SleepingBeautee

He punched him one time... in anger. It wasn't a beat down, it was one punch. Surely he didn't mean to do such damage. What a mess.

Coles... Coles_mom

Eh...I don't feel bad for the dad.

nonmember avatar Common.sense

Well, one unplanned punch in the heat of emotion won't get much of a sentence, and frankly I think the judge/jury could easily rule temporary insanity. I don't feel bad for the dad in the slightest. If you mess around, you should be prepared for your family to hate you for it.

nonmember avatar AmericanExpat

Ironically, in some states, if you walk in on a cheating spouse, you can use lethal force.

But that's only applicable for the spouse being cheated on. For children, ain't gonna be any insanity options. This kid will be going to jail, have a criminal record for life, and for what, a cheating POS? My old man cheated on my mom all the time, even I was able to control myself enough to realize that any legal consequences would be so not worth it for what I wanted to do for him. My mom also wouldn't want me to spend years in prison either.

nonmember avatar AmericanExpat

BTW you women on here cheering the son on, you're all a bunch of hypocrites! Not one of you would be saying the same thing if it was a daughter who did this to a cheating mom. Not that any female Stir reader would ever admit women cheat in the first place lol.

Betha... BethanyCO6777

I am pretty sure he had no idea that a punch to the face could result in such serious damage. I mean, look at TV and movies, people get punched in the face ALL THE TIME and come away with little more than a bloody lip.


My husband was punched in the face by a "friend" and his eye socket was broken. He was actually lucky it wasnt more serious damage and his sight was not affected, however, after that, I cant watch those scenes on TV with any kind of respect for the reality of them. The face is actually pretty fragile, and it should be more common knowledge so more people dont get seriously hurt. I feel for the son! I doubt he ment to nearly kill his father, no matter how angry he was.

amnew... amnewlon8982

I am pretty sure I would punch either one of ny parents if they were cheating. My mom or my dad. If I were the physically violent type. I usually opt for something a little more mentally damaging.

Ann Marie Baker

ur going to cheap on ur spouse then there were no use to get married in the first place.

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