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BRAD ALLEN / Republic News


A Reedsburg woman, who was one of two people charged with child neglect resulting in bodily harm after a 9 month old child in her care was discovered to have ingested heroin and amphetamines in August 2020, was sentenced to probation on Tuesday.

Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Patricia Barrett sentenced 32-year-old Dannell A. Kingsley to 12 months probation in sentencing hearing after Kingsley arguably pleaded a reduced charge of child neglect where no specified harm has occurred.

The sentence was a joint recommendation between Kingsley’s attorney, Peter Michael Masana, and prosecutor C. Remington McConnell. The prosecutor had recommended a condition of 30 days in prison, against which Masana objected.

As conditions of probation, Kingsley must undergo an alcohol and other drug assessment and recommended treatment, provide a DNA sample, not possess alcohol or controlled substances, and must maintain absolute sobriety. at any time.

According to the criminal complaint, Kingsley and Adrian J. Briones, 31, of Reedsburg, were caring for the infant in a home when the infant stopped breathing. Another person at the residence performed life-saving techniques including the Heimlich maneuver for babies and CPR before the baby was taken to the emergency room at the Reedsburg area medical center.

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