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Sentencing in torture/starvation case

Sentencing in torture/starvation case
Posted July 26th, 2013 @ 9:45am by Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ A judge is expected to sentence a Madison woman accused of torturing her teenage stepdaughter and starving her down to 68 pounds.

Melinda Chritton pleaded no contest in April to first-degree recklessly endangering safety and causing mental harm to a child. Both charges are felonies and carry a combined maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.

Judge Julie Genovese is set to sentence her on Friday.

A jury found the woman's husband, who is the girl's father, guilty of child neglect in March but deadlocked on other counts. He's set to stand trial again in November.



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