Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dad to be sentenced for abusing 11-week-old baby; infant had multiple fractures (Marshfield, Wisconsin)

Dad is identified as SEBASTIAN SUCHOMEL.

Marshfield Man to be Sentenced in Child Abuse Case

Updated: Thu 12:21 PM, Dec 18, 2014

By: WSAW Staff

A 22-year-old Marshfield man convicted of abusing a then 11-week-old child is scheduled to find out how long  he'll spend behind bars in February.

Sebastian Suchomel reached a plea deal with prosecutor Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to once count of child abuse, as result another was dismissed but will be considered during sentencing.

According to the criminal complaint, an investigation began Oct. 24, 2013. The child was examined at the Marshfield Clinic on Nov. 7, 2013 and found to have multiple fractures.

According to court documents, a doctor described the child's injuries as non-accidental. The infant had two fractures to its left arm, three fractured ribs, and a possible fracture to its leg. The doctor said the injures to its limbs may have been the result of pulling or yanking. The injuries to the ribs may have been the result of squeezing or pushing on the chest captivity.

Suchomel, the baby's father, said he may have swaddled the baby too tightly. He also stated when the child was about a month old, he grabbed the baby's left arm and leg and flipped the baby over. According to the criminal complaint, that's when Suchomel said he heard a pop and the child's arm when limp, and continued to be limp.

Suchomel remains in custody in the Wood County Jail. He remains behind bars on a $10,000 cash bond.

A sentencing has been scheduled for Feb. 20.