Dad JOSHUA J. WERNER has pleaded no contest to charges that he broke multiple bones of his 2-month-old daughter. This poor infant had 22 FRACTURES, including a spinal injury. What kind of sick f--- does that to a newborn?
Mar 6, 2010 4:10 pm US/Central
Wis. Man Pleads No Contest For Infant's Fractures
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) ― A 25-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man has pleaded no contest to charges that he broke multiple bones of his 2-month-old daughter.
Joshua J. Werner was found guilty Friday of child abuse and second-degree reckless injury. The Daily Tribune says a second child-abuse count was dismissed.
Wood County district attorney Craig Lambert says he plans to seek the maximum sentence, which is nine years in prison.
The criminal complaint say a hospital contacted police in 2008 about the possible abuse of a baby who had a broken leg. Doctors eventually found 22 fractures, including a spinal injury and rib fractures.
Defense attorney Richard Bender says he plans to present a video at the sentencing hearing to provide evidence of the girl's current condition.