Marshall woman arrested in connection with daughter's death - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Marshall woman arrested in connection with daughter's death

Posted:

MARSHALL (WKOW) -- A Marshall woman is facing felony charges in connection with her daughter's death.

The Dane County Sheriff's Department says 35-year-old Connie Hartmann was arrested Thursday on felony charges of Child Neglect Causing Death and Child Neglect resulting in Bodily Harm.

Authorities say the investigation began on Sunday, May 6th, when officials responded to 1128 Berlin Road in the town of Medina and two young children were transported to local hospitals, smelling strongly of gasoline.

The Sheriff's office says the 2-year-old girl and the 4-year-old boy were found inside a vehicle. The girl was found unconscious at the scene, and was later pronounced dead at St. Mary's Emergency Room in Sun Prairie.

The boy was admitted to UW Hospital where he stayed for several days. After his release he was placed in foster care, where he has remained since.

Officials now believe they can show the children were victims of child neglect based on autopsy results and statements made by both Hartmann and others living in the Berlin Road residence.

"Hartmann told Detective Hendrickson that she would frequently pass out or need to take a nap in the afternoon and this would cause (children) to be unattended for two to three hours," states a criminal complaint against Hartmann.

"Hartmann told Detective Hendrickson that she was aware of (the boy) getting into gasoline (previously)," the complaint states.

Detectives were making plans to arrest Hartmann on Thursday, when they learned she had already been brought to jail around 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

Officials responded to Hartmann's residence shortly after midnight on Thursday for a domestic incident. Hartmann was arrested on tentative charges of Battery and Disorderly Conduct.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Decorah Eagle Cam

    Decorah Eagle Cam

    The Eagle Cam is back!  Watch live as eagles build their nest and family!More >>
    The Decorah eagles became international stars in 2011, when their nest went viral. To date, over 280 million people from 84 countries have followed the eagle family from eggs to fledgling birds, watching every aspect of life in a wild nest.More >>
  • Polk County deputy laid to rest Saturday

    Polk County deputy laid to rest Saturday

    St. Croix Falls (WQOW) - Hundreds gathered in St. Croix Falls to give their final farewells to Deputy Mike Seversen. He died due to complications of a gunshot wound earlier this week. He was shot in the line of duty 23 years ago and was left paralyzed. Mark Seversen, Mike’s brother, said, "We wish you were here,” referring to his brother, Mike, who passed away on April 14. A brother. A friend. A hero. A man many will always remember as courageous, resilient and humble. Jayne Wellumson, Mike’...More >>
    St. Croix Falls (WQOW) - Hundreds gathered in St. Croix Falls to give their final farewells to Deputy Mike Seversen. He died due to complications of a gunshot wound earlier this week. He was shot in the line of duty 23 years ago and was left paralyzed. Mark Seversen, Mike’s brother, said, "We wish you were here,” referring to his brother, Mike, who passed away on April 14. A brother. A friend. A hero. A man many will always remember as courageous, resilient and humble. Jayne Wellumson, Mike’...More >>
  • Eau Claire business moves out after 50 years in downtown

    Eau Claire business moves out after 50 years in downtown

    Eau Claire (WQOW) - The final tenant has moved out of a set of buildings set for demolition to make room for the proposed Confluence Project. After more than 50 years in downtown Eau Claire ScandinavianMore >>
    The final tenant has moved out of a set of buildings set for demolition to make room for the proposed Confluence Project.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact Director of Station Operations Lisa Patrow at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.