WI - Ethan Hauschultz, 7, beaten and buried in "coffin of snow", Manitowoc, April 2018

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    Will Wisconsin treat this killer as a juvenile or as an adult?
    He is 15 and currently in juvenile detention.
    What are the rules about this sort of thing in Wisconsin?
     
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    Absolutely sickening!
     
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    There are so many people out there like this. It worries me. And they usually home school their children, so no one sees the abuse.
     
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    This 15-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide and it would seem there is a distinct possibility that under Wisconsin law he will be tried as an adult.

    Most children 10 years and older who face charges of violating the criminal law will be tried in juvenile court if they are under the age of 17. However, there are a number of situations in which a minor may be charged as an adult. These include:

    • Waiver of juveniles 14 and older – the District Attorney can petition the juvenile court to waive its jurisdiction and have the child tried in adult court. Waivers are available in the following circumstances:

    ◦ A juvenile who is at least 14 years old alleged to have committed felony murder, reckless homicide …

    • Under Chap. 938, numerous offenses are subject to original adult court supervision. Some of the types of crimes this includes are:

    ◦ Juveniles who are at least 10 years old who have allegedly attempted or committed first or second degree murder or reckless homicide.

    Penalties faced by juvenile offenders depend on the circumstances of the case, the age of the minor, whether they are adjudicated in the juvenile system or as an adult. Juveniles between the ages of 15 and 17 may face the same consequences as adult offenders, or their case may be handled by the serious juvenile offender program. After a juvenile offender reaches the age of 17, he or she may be placed in an adult state prison.

    Wisconsin Laws and Policies for Juvenile Offenders Charged As Adults

    The FB pages have been removed, but the assault on this poor little 7-year-old child lasted 1 1/2 hours. It seems there's been a lot of abuse going on in this family for years. It's just repulsive.

    Manitowoc County boy's death: Report details years of child abuse claims, maltreatment
     
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    "Damian Hauschultz told detectives he thought Ethan was resisting the punishment when he became unresponsive, Action 2 News reported. He buried him in an estimated 80 pounds of snow -- 20 pounds more than the boy’s weight at the time of his death.

    When investigators asked the teen how much snow was covering the boy, he replied that Ethan “was in his own little coffin of snow,” the criminal complaints said.

    Then he laughed. "

    Much more horrifying detail here: ‘His own little coffin of snow': Teen, parents charged in 7-year-old's death
     
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    So if I have this straight Ethan, his twin brother and another sibling were being cared for by these people, who are relatives but not the parents. DH is their son.
    And it's pretty clear the 15-year-old wasn't happy having the kids in his house:
    And check out the statement from Ethan's bio parents:
    Bond set for three charged in Manitowoc County boy's death
     
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    I know it is legal terminology but IMO
    that 15 year old punk was a lot more than reckless
     
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    I pray that these people get what is coming to them.
    Especially that 15 year old pathetic puke.
    He needs to be locked up for a long time because he is a straight up sociopath IMO.
     
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    It's clear from the criminal complaint that DH was not happy at all to have Ethan and his sibs in his house.

    What's also concerning is that the guardians, or at least TH seemed to have targeted Ethan and his sibs too. I saw no mention in the complaint that the other kids were subjected to the same punishments or at least with the same frequency. Something was going on there.
     
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    I would like to know why these people were the court appointed guardians of the three siblings in the first place?
     
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    This extract is from an article published in July 2018.

    The physical abuse and neglect claims involve the father, the mother, the mother's boyfriend, and an "unknown maltreater," and the victims of the alleged abuse and neglect are the seven year-old boy and his siblings. The report also details alleged physical abuse by the seven year-old's great uncle to the boy's cousins.

    Ethan died while in the care of his uncle. His mom said her son was killed because of events that happened at his uncle's house.

    Substantiated claims of abuse date back to 2013.

    More in the article including photos and video.

    Years of Alleged Abuse and Neglect from Family of 7 Year-Old Boy Who Died in Manitowoc Co.
     
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    According to the criminal complaint:
    • Timothy and Tina were the court appointed guardians for Ethan and his two siblings.

    • Timothy ordered Ethan to be punished by carrying a heavy wooden log, weighing 44 pounds (about two-thirds of the boy’s body weight), for two hours around a pre-determined path in a snowy area outside their home. Damian was instructed to supervise the punishment.

    • As Ethan struggled to carry the log, Damian allegedly hit, kick, struck and poked Ethan about 100 times -- sometimes using a belt or a stick. Damian rolled the heavy log across Ethan’s chest, stood on him while Ethan was face down in a puddle, and then burying him in a snowbank for more than 20 minutes without a coat or boots on.

    • Damian also repeatedly struck Ethan’s twin, who was also ordered to undergo the punishment.

    • Ethan died of hypothermia, but also had extensive other injuries, including blunt force injuries to his head, chest and abdomen, and a rib fracture
    In a police interview Damian stated he “didn’t do anything that would have hurt” Ethan. He is charged with first-degree reckless homicide and six other charges. Although he is 15, in Wisconsin, juveniles charged with certain homicide counts are handled in adult court.

    Damian’s father, Timothy, is charged with felony murder and five other charges.

    Tina McKeever-Hauschultz, 35, is charged with failing to prevent bodily harm, and intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child.

    Guardians, teen charged in death of 7-year-old Manitowoc Co. boy
     
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    That isn't what he said in his earlier interviews. He laughed at that little boy. He really enjoyed the coffin of snow.
     
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    According to criminal complaints, Ethan and his siblings were put in the Hauschultzes' care in 2017. The siblings told investigators Timothy frequently punishes them by making them walk laps around the yard carrying heavy logs, which he picks out. The children are allowed to put down the log and take a 5-second rest after each lap. The siblings said that week they were required to carry wood every day for two hours a day for not knowing their Bible verses.

    Damian told investigators he was frustrated because the younger boys were dropping the wood every 5 minutes. When Ethan became unresponsive, he thought the boy was just resisting, so he buried him under what he estimated was 80 pounds of packed snow and ice. Deputies say Ethan weighed 60 pounds.

    Bond set for three charged in Manitowoc County boy's death

    Video included
     
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    Timothy and Tina were Ethan’s great uncle and great aunt.

    In court Monday, a preliminary hearing was set for Timothy and Damian on Feb. 18 and for Tina on Feb. 20. Monday’s court appearances were scheduled to talk about bail, however that discussion was moved to next week.

    The prosecutor told the judge she’d also like to talk about Timothy’s phone conversations in jail but didn’t elaborate further.

    3 accused in death of boy who was beaten, forced to carry log, buried in snow, appear in court
     
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