Woman Sentenced to Jail for Torture

A drifter accused of torturing an 11-year-old boy has been sentenced to 37 years in prison.

Prosecutors say twenty-one-year-old Michaela Clerc and her gang scalded, whipped and starved the child and stuffed him in a closet in the house they rented in portage.

Investigators discovered the body of the boy's mother, Tammie Garlin, buried behind the house.

Clerc pleaded no contest to four charges in February


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  • by Scottie Location: Osseo on Sep 11, 2008 at 10:18 AM
    I wish above beyond the sentace. My thoughts and prayers go out to the rest of the family.
  • by Anonomous on Sep 11, 2008 at 05:40 AM
    She deserves to get a longer sentence for what she did. I wish we had the death penalty in Wisconsin.
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