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Wisconsin Woman Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison for Fracturing Child's Skull with a Shoe

A Wisconsin woman has been sentenced to 48 months for fracturing her child’s skull with a shoe and failing to seek medical attention for the child for six days.

According to a press release from the Department of Justice, Loni M. Tepiew (age: 28) of the Menominee Indian Reservation was sentenced this morning to federal prison by Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach.

Tepiew previously entered a guilty plea for an assault on her minor child which resulted in serious bodily injury.

According to the plea agreement and other documents filed with the court, Tepiew fractured her 19-month-old child’s skull with a shoe and inflicted multiple bruises and other injuries to the child’s body.

Further, she failed to seek medical attention for the child for a period of approximately six days.

Based on a report, the Menominee Tribal Police ultimately entered the residence and rescued the child.

In pronouncing the sentence, Chief Judge Griesbach classified the crime as a “brutal beating” that “cried out for justice.”

The defendant requested that she be placed on probation in lieu of incarceration. 

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