May 13, 2008

Wis. Stat. § 940.01(1)(a)

The Neenah woman whose suffocation of her 2-year-old son was preceded by Bible reading and communication with incorporeal beings intentionally caused the death of another human being, says the government, so she's looking at life in prison today (no DP in WI).
After Caleb died, Brenda Thiel laid in bed next to him for about 15 minutes. She apologized to him, kissed him and told him she loved him.
The stuff of Gothic novels.
[Neighbor Karen] Mulvey said she recalled Thiel telling her she had joined Christ The Rock Community Church in the Calumet County Town of Harrison. "She said it was the best thing that ever happened to her."
Competency hearing to follow.


capper said...

I agree that this woman needs to be charged, but the intentional tag may blow the case up. But with her being charged is probably the only way to get her the services she so obviously needs.

Anonymous said...

For some who commit minor violations of our trust, I send the promissory gestapo. For her, I'd like send a sudden and very selective reintroduction of the death penalty. I say that as a parent, and as one who thinks capital punishment should be reserved solely for those who inflict such horrid crimes upon children -- especially their own. Alas, to allow such a thing would open the door to the use of capital punishment on one who so rightly seems to deserve it would soon spread to dozens of others far less so, or even undeserving of the ultimate punishment.