Savages Accused Of Starving Their Infant Daughter

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A Wisconsin couple who were worried that their infant daughter would become obese starved her for months, causing the girl to gain just 5 pounds in the 14 months after her birth, prosecutors allege. Christopher and Mary Sultze, of Appleton, were each charged this month with a felony count of child neglect, and each faces up to a year in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted.

Christopher Sultze, 35, appeared in Outagamie County Circuit Court on Thursday and was released from jail on bond on the condition that, among other things, he'd have no contact with the child. His preliminary hearing was rescheduled for next week.

Mary Sultze, 36, waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday in exchange for her release on bond so that she could tend to her other three children, said her attorney, Brandt Swardenski. She, too, was ordered to have no contact with the daughter she's accused of starving.

Neither has entered a plea.

"I have serious reservations about whether there's any criminal activity here or just misguided parenting intentions," Swardenski said. "This is a case where we need to reserve judgment until we learn more details on exactly what occurred."

Christopher Sultze's attorney, Michael Petersen, declined to comment.

According to the criminal complaint, the couple's daughter weighed slightly more than 8 pounds when she was born in July 2010 and weighed just 13 pounds this past September. A doctor told police the girl would have to weigh 22 pounds to even appear on the growth charts for her age. Another physician noted that the child had no subcutaneous fat on her body and was essentially starving.

Doctors began tracking the girl's lack of growth and weight gain at her four-month checkup in November 2010, when she weighed just 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

Her parents began to grow irritated that doctors were continually concerned about her weight, the complaint said. They insisted they were feeding her enough, and said their other children grew slowly and that they believed the girl would eventually gain weight.

Months went by with no significant improvement and tests for potential medical problems came back negative. In August, the family's doctor convinced the Sultzes to admit the girl to Children's Hospital of Fox Valley for an evaluation, investigators said.

The girl gained 8 ounces over a day at the hospital, but a social worker assigned to the family as part of the admittance process noted that the girl's parents were upset by recommendations that they needed to feed her more calories and said they wanted to take their daughter home, against the advice of her doctors.

According to the complaint, Christopher Sultze told a doctor he didn't want to have obese children and he kept insisting the girl would "get fat" at the hospital.

He later told police and another social worker that his family follows a very low cholesterol diet. He said he underwent bypass surgery for a blocked artery when he was 25 years old.

Court records show that Mary Sultze was charged in 2009 with misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct for biting her four-year-old daughter on the arm. According to the criminal complaint in that case, she told police she bit her daughter to teach her a lesson after the girl bit her older sister. Mary Sultze acknowledged that "it probably wasn't right to do."

She ultimately pleaded no contest to the disorderly conduct charge, which is not an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing purposes. Prosecutors dismissed the battery count.

Appleton, a city of about 70,000, is 125 miles northeast of Madison.

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Mom looks like a bad tranny that eats Hostess cupcakes like she has stock in them
 

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Would be nice to be around for the day that people are no longer allowed to breed without rigorous testing and passing said series of tests.
 

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Would be nice to be around for the day that people are no longer allowed to breed without rigorous testing and passing said series of tests.
You have no Idea..last night 2 different patients..one wanted her 8,1/2 month baby out of her at all costs..ie verbalized and started a C section on herself..Why? Because she was tired of not having fun at the bars and being on drugs.
Mother of the year 2......"didn't know she was pregnant", started having abdominal pain , came in because she didn't want to miss the parties this weekend..33 weeks pregnant.
 
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Well I'm thinking forced sterilization... or at least forced conception...

Ergo:
The first example of judicial use of Norplant was the California case of People v. Johnson. In this case a superior court judge ordered a mother who pled guilty to child abuse to either accept Norplant as a condition of probation or receive a seven year prison sentence. There was never a written opinion filed in this case, so I will briefly describe the facts. At the time of this case, Darlene Johnson was a welfare recipient with four children and pregnant with another child. Her stepfather-in law reported her to the police for child abuse. Apparently she had beaten her children with a belt buckle and an electric cord. On December 3, 1990 (a week before Norplant was approved in the United States) she pled guilty to the charges.

A month later at sentencing, Judge Broadman offered Johnson the option of serving one year in prison and having Norplant surgically implanted in her arm for the duration of her probation. Otherwise the judge was going to sentence a seven year prison term. The judge then briefly described the Norplant implants. Ms. Johnson agreed to the reduced sentence and Norplant procedure as a condition of probation. Five days later Johnson filed a motion to reconsider, claiming she was not adequately informed about the Norplant procedure. She argued that her acceptance was not knowing and voluntary. Johnson also argued she suffered from medical conditions that made Norplant inappropriate. The judge rejected both arguments, he held the sentence was statutorily appropriate and Johnson’s acceptance was knowingly and voluntarily made. The judge also rejected Johnson arguments that she was medically unsuitable.

Darlene Johnson then appealed this decision. While awaiting her appellate hearing, Johnson violated her probation conditions by using cocaine. The court then revoked her probation and sentenced her to five years of prison. Therefore, the appeal became moot and the California Court of Appeals did not have the opportunity to issue a written opinion on the case. The Johnson case is mentioned in the majority of the following articles. The article, Judicial Control of Reproductive Freedom: The Use of Norplant as a Condition of Probation by Kristyn Walker provides an excellent description of the Johnson case and was the basis for most of this summary.
 

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Infringing on the basic right of reproduction??? You bunch of Nazis!! Wait...Oh think of the children!!!!

Meh, I blame the jews.
 

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Would be nice to be around for the day that people are no longer allowed to breed without rigorous testing and passing said series of tests.

they're fucked. kids really don't seem that hard to raise. don't let them starve or dehydrate, don't let them live in filth, pay attention to them and don't murder them.
 

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they're fucked. kids really don't seem that hard to raise. don't let them starve or dehydrate, don't let them live in filth, pay attention to them and don't murder them.
While that pretty much sounds like the general care list for a cocker spaniel, you have to realize that some people can't even do part of that lists for themselves, let alone a dog or a child.
 

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While that pretty much sounds like the general care list for a cocker spaniel, you have to realize that some people can't even do part of that lists for themselves, let alone a dog or a child.
and those people wouldn't be able to figure out which hole the square goes in.
 

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At least social services got the kid before they could fuck it up permanently. Usually we don't hear about these cases until it's too late.