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At the preliminary hearing before Judge Eric Lundell, Jonathan Wierstad, left, was bound over for trial on a charge of felony child abuse of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son. He is pictured with his attorney John Kucinski. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Meg Heaton)

Wierstad will stand trial for child abuse

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St. Croix County Judge Eric Lundell ruled that Jonathon D. Wierstad will stand trial for inflicting life-threatening injuries his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son. The boy has been in a coma since the incident on April 8.


The judge made the decision after hearing testimony from Hudson Police Det. Sgt. Geoff Willems, the only witness called at the preliminary hearing on Monday.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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