WEAU | Eau Claire, Wisconsin | News

Father on trial for starving, abusing daughter

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A trial is underway in Dane County for a man accused of locking his emaciated teenage daughter in the basement.

Chad Chritton is charged with party to six felonies, including false imprisonment and child neglect resulting in bodily harm. District Attorney Ismael Ozanne told jurors Tuesday that despite being 15, the girl weighed 68 pounds and looked more like 8 to 10 years old. A passer-by who discovered the girl walking on a road near her home in February 2012 testified the girl had scrapes on her face, her hair was dirty and matted and her bare feet were purple from exposure.

The State Journal says defense attorney William Hayes told jurors Chritton had a hard time dealing with the girl's psychiatric issues and that she had threatened to kill him.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 192893611