Singapore - A father who hurled his 7-year-old son against a wall, ceiling and wardrobe escaped a jail sentence by a Singapore judge, who said he has made progress in controlling his outbursts since the incident, news reports said on Saturday.
The 43-year-old marketing executive, whose name was withheld to protect the identities of his children, was fined 1,000 Singapore dollars (699 US dollars) instead.
Community Court Judge May Mesenas heard how the man slapped the boy and tossed him and his 6-year-old brother around a room on September 15, 2006, The Straits Times said.
The older boy suffered bruises on his forehead, arm, legs neck and back.
A teacher noticed bruises on the victim's brother.