16-year-old Wisconsin dad abandoned baby in snow-filled fallen tree
ALBANY, Wis. (WVLT) - A 16-year-old father from Wisconsin is accused of killing his daughter just days after she was born.
The 16-year-old, identified as Logan Kruckenberg-Anderson, has since been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in connection with his daughter’s death.
WMTV reported, in the criminal complaint filed Tuesday, prosecutors recounted how Kruckenberg-Anderson described leaving the baby, who was born on January 5, behind in the woods outside the Village of Albany.
According to the report, Kruckenberg-Anderson said he placed the four-day-old baby in the tree and after the baby started crying, the teenager covered the infant with snow and walked away.
Wisconsin officials say Kruckenberg-Anderson reportedly told investigators he knew that the little girl would likely die from being exposed to the elements like that.
After leading Green Co. deputies to her body, Kruckenberg-Anderson also allegedly admitted to shooting her twice in the head.
WMTV reported, Kruckenberg-Anderson was arrested on January 10 and booked into the Rock Co. Juvenile Detention Center. In addition to the first-degree homicide count, he is also charged with moving a corpse.
He is due to appear in court on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
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