Who is Thomas Abitz? (Convicted child abuser charged) Biography, Wiki
Thomas Abitz a Wisconsin inmate serving a 13-year-prison sentence for child abuse has now been charged with his victim’s death six years after he was convicted on the abuse charge, according to WBAY.
Mckena Marie Nett, 8, died of pneumonia on June 23, 2017, but doctors said pneumonia “was linked to the abusive head trauma” caused by Thomas Abitz, 29, on March 26, 2011, when she was 2-years-old.
McKena suffered a severe brain injury due to a blow to the head. Abitz told a doctor at the University of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital that the girl, then his girlfriend’s daughter, was playing “airplane” when his head accidentally hit the wall. He also said that McKena was chasing a cat by hitting her head when she fell. A handprint on his back said it was because he caressed him to wake him up.
However, a doctor at the hospital said at his preliminary hearing in 2010 that the girl’s injuries were caused by child abuse.
The girl’s mother was asleep when the incident occurred.
Abitz was found guilty and sentenced to 13 years in prison.
In the new complaint against Abitz, the FDL Reporter accused him of “causing the death of the child, completely ignoring human life.”
“The abusive head trauma caused significant impairment for the victim to progress through multiple bouts of pneumonia over the years,” Fond du Lac County Attorney Eric Toney told the court Monday. “And then in 2017 the victim, medical doctor Dr. Died of pneumonia associated with intentional head injury by Kelley; Doctor Coller, treating pediatrician; and the original child abuse specialist, Dr. Knox. ”
Abitz is expected to appear in court for a pre-trial hearing on the new charge on October 30.