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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.

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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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