Wis. DA Likely to Show Video of Emaciated Girl

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A preliminary hearing for a Wisconsin couple accused of torturing and starving the man's daughter will likely involve prosecutors playing a video of the emaciated girl.

The 40-year-old father and 42-year-old stepmother are due in a Dane County court Tuesday.

The Associated Press isn't naming them to avoid identifying the girl.

The video apparently shows the 15-year-old Madison girl telling police her parents confined her in the basement and withheld food until she wasted away to 70 pounds.

Videotaped testimony by a child can be admissible in court under limited circumstances.

However, Stephen Meyer, a defense lawyer not involved in this case, says the girl will most likely have to take the stand at trial.

He says the right to face one's accuser is a "guarded principle" in American justice.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: info@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 142448045