A Wrightstown woman will spend time behind bars for starving and abusing her adopted son.
Brown County Judge John Zakowski sentenced 39-year-old Kimberly Fahrenkrug to nine months in jail for felony child neglect. Prosecutors say Fahrenkrug and her husband, Bradley, withheld food from their 5-year-old son. They say the child was 29 pounds when the couple brought him to a hospital in Madison in April of last year.
Judge Zakowski questioned Fahrenkrug on behavior staff noted during the visit. Prosecutors say she expressed anger with hospital staff at the amount of food the child was given. Zakowski asked why she would be upset if the child was eating.
Fahrenkrug pleaded no contest to the child neglect charge. Four other charges were dropped in a plea deal with prosecutors. She’ll also serve five years on probation and do 100 hours of community service.
Bradley Fahrenkrug also pleaded no contest and he’s scheduled to be sentenced next month