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CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Madison woman to be sentenced for torturing and starving her step-daughter

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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.


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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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