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Wisconsin babysitter faces charges in death of infant

A Wisconsin woman was arrested Friday and faces homicide charges after a 2-month-old boy died in her care Thursday, the Wausau Daily Herald reported.

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Wausau police arrested Marissa M. Tietsort, 28, at The Plaza Hotel at 4:15 a.m. Friday for a valid warrant for child abuse in a separate case, WSAW reported.

According to a news release from Wausau police, the infant’s mother called police at 9:45 p.m. Thursday after finding her son unresponsive when she removed him from a car seat outside a laundromat. The infant was declared dead at the scene, and a preliminary investigation led investigators to conclude the boy died while in the care of Tietsort, the news release said.

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An autopsy conducted in Madison on Friday led police to handle the case as a homicide, WJFW reported. 

Tietsort was arrested pursuant to the child abuse warrant and will appear in Marathon County Court on Monday.

Police said they expected charges to be filed after an investigation in the infant’s death and a review of the final autopsy results are concluded, the Daily Herald said.

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