WAUSAU, Wis. (WFRV) – A judge has ruled that a Wisconsin woman accused of killing an 11-week-old boy she was babysitting and trying to cover up his death was to spend 43 years in prison.
According to the Wausau Police Department, on October 18, 2018, officers were dispatched to Northway Coin Laundry for a 2 month old baby who was unresponsive. The mother said she had just returned to the laundromat after picking up the child from the babysitter.
When the mother went to remove the baby from his car seat, he apparently did not react. She then called the police.
The child was pronounced dead at the scene and initial investigation showed the child died while in the care of the babysitter.
The babysitter has been identified as Marissa Tietsort, 41, and she was found at the Plaza Hotel. At the time, she reportedly had a valid warrant for a previous incident of child abuse.
An autopsy showed the 11-week-old boy suffered multiple head injuries and a broken coccyx. After the baby died, Tietsort dressed him in a snowsuit and took him to McDonald’s before returning him to his mother without telling her he was dead.
Tietsort then went swimming at a hotel with her boyfriend and son. Tietsort was also ordered to serve 23 years of extended supervision after her prison sentence.