MOUNT VERNON — Garry Hammons has a new passion. He wants to change current laws on child abuse and neglect and for good reason. Hammons is the grandfather of Hunter Hammons, a 6-month-old infant who suffered from second- and third-degree burns. After undergoing treatment and losing part of his leg, Hunter was released from Nationwide Children’s Hospital two weeks ago.

On Jan. 17, Hunter was in the care of Zachariah Keen, his mother’s then live-in boyfriend. Keen was arrested and indicted Feb. 18 on a second-degree felony charge of felonious assault, a second-degree felony charge for child endangering and a third-degree felony also for child endangering. Keen’s family posted the 10 percent provision of the $100,000 bond for his release from jail.

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