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One Depraved Criminal at a Time

Brandi Jo Winkelman, 17, is accused of intentionally causing bodily harm. According to the criminal complaint, a Watertown (Wisc.) High School student alleges she was confronted by Winkelman between classes in a hallway and a fight occurred over some rumors. Winkelman is accused of striking the girl three times. The victim is 10 months older than Winkelman, but because she’s still under 18, the case was written up as “physical abuse of a child” rather than simple assault. Winkelman thus faces up to six years in prison and $11,000 in fines. (JW/Beaver Dam Daily Citizen) ...Which equates beating children half to death with schoolyard scraps.
Original Publication Date: 02 January 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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