Man in child-cutting case sentenced to probation

Published 9:53 am Friday, March 4, 2016

An Austin man was sentenced Thursday for aiding an offender.

Poe Chit, 41, was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and 364 days in jail if he fails to follow terms set by the court for his role in a case where his wife cut a boy’s knee. He received credit for 15 days served.

Poe Chit

Poe Chit

Chit was charged Aug. 20, 2015, with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, but on Feb. 18 his charges were amended to aiding an offender — accomplice after the fact, a gross misdemeanor.

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He was also convicted of a criminal vehicular operation — bodily harm with an alcohol concentration of .08 or more, in a separate case, and his sentence is for both cases. He will also have home electronic monitoring for alcohol for 30 days.

Chit was accused of lying to the police after Larh Larh Sin, 31, was accused of cutting a child’s knee with a knife. She took a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to felony second degree assault with a dangerous weapon Oct. 9.

According to police records, Sin allegedly cut the child’s knee on about July 15, 2015, after the child wouldn’t listen to her. Her husband, Chit, allegedly took the child to the hospital and told the child to tell doctors they got the wound from falling off their bike.

The child would later tell police Sin was drunk at the time, and told them they deserved to be cut.

Chit allegedly told police he wasn’t aware the child had been cut at first, but he later changed his story and said he didn’t believe the child had been cut but had rather fallen off his bike.

Sin allegedly admitted to cutting the child’s knee in the kitchen of her home and said Chit was in another room, and knew about the injury immediately. She allegedly told police she had difficulty keeping her anger in check after the child refused to listen to her.