CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Madison woman to be sentenced for torturing and starving her step-daughter
A Madison woman will be sentenced this afternoon for torturing and starving her teenage step-daughter until she got down to just 68 pounds. 43-year-old Melinda Drabek-Chritton struck a plea deal in April. She avoided a trial by pleading no contest to reckless endangerment and mentally harming a child. Those charges carry maximums of 25 years in prison and 50-thousand dollars in fines. Four other counts were dropped.