Father on trial for starving, abusing daughter
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A trial is underway in Dane County for a Madison man accused of locking his emaciated teenage daughter in the basement.
The man is charged with being a party to six felonies, including child neglect resulting in bodily harm. District Attorney Ismael Ozanne told jurors Tuesday that the 15-year-old girl weighed just 68 pounds.
The Associated Press isn’t naming the man to avoid identifying the girl, who has alleged sexual assault.
The State Journal says defense attorney William Hayes told jurors that his client had a hard time dealing with the girl’s psychiatric issues and that she had threatened to kill him.