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St. Paul man faces child abuse trial; toddler remains in coma

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HUDSON, Wis. -- A judge has ruled that a St. Paul man will stand trial on charges of inflicting life-threatening injuries to his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son.

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The boy has been in a coma since April 8.

St. Croix County Judge Eric Lundell made the decision in the case of Jonathon D. Wierstad after hearing testimony from Hudson police Detective Sgt. Geoff Willems, the only witness called at the preliminary hearing Monday.

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