Wausau baby sitter to face homicide charge in baby’s death

A prosecutor in central Wisconsin says a Wausau baby sitter will be charged with killing a two-month-old boy in her care.

Twenty-eight-year-old Marissa Tietsort, who is pregnant with her sixth child, is already facing child abuse charges involving another baby for whom she was caring.

Assistant District Attorney Molly Lawrence said Thursday during a hearing in Marathon County Circuit Court that Tietsort will be charged Friday with first-degree intentional homicide. Tietsort has been in jail on a $250,000 cash bond since she was charged in October with child abuse for injuring an 11-month-old girl.

Tietsort has twice requested her bond be lowered, claiming that she’s not getting sufficient prenatal care in jail. In a letter to a judge, Tietsort says she’s a great mom and not a threat to society or a monster.

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