Wisconsin Rapids father charged with toddler's death returns to court

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) --- A 33-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man charged with death 2017 death of his 15-month-old child is expected to learn Thursday if his case will head to trial.

James Georgeson remains in the Wood County Jail on $250,000 cash bond.

Investigators said the child died Feb. 6, 2017. The child was taken to a Wisconsin Rapids hospital Feb. 4, 2017. Police said the child was unresponsive and had suspicious injuries.

Court documents state Georgeson said the child was napping when he began gasping for air. Detectives said Georgeson later said he became upset when the child threw a sippy cup. Doctors believe the boy died of child abuse trauma.

A doctor cited in the criminal complaint stated, "The injuries are not consistent with a single event and indicate blunt force trauma with a force not generated by a 15-month-old child".

Georgeson was arrested Feb. 14, 2018.

Georgeson is also scheduled to enter a plea at Thursday's court appearance.

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