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Baby sitter ordered to have no contact with victim’s family

January 10, 2019
This undated booking photo released by Marathon County Sheriff's Office shows Marissa Tietsort of Wausau, Wis. The Wisconsin baby sitter accused of killing a 2-month-old boy has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide. A criminal complaint filed Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, says Tietsort caused the infant's death in October, then put him in a snowsuit and car seat and let his mother drive him away without telling her the child was dead. Authorities found the mother trying to revive the boy, but he had died hours earlier of blunt force head injuries. (Marathon County Sheriff's Office via AP)

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A judge has ordered a Wisconsin baby sitter not to have contact with the family of a 2-month-old boy she is accused of killing and then pretending he was alive when she gave the baby back to his mother.

Judge Jill Falstad also ordered 28-year-old Marissa Tietsort of Wausau not to have contact with children. The order was filed this week in Marathon County court and will remain in effect until Tietsort is released on bond.

Tietsort, who is pregnant with her sixth child, also would not have to pay child support for one of her children while she’s in jail, under a stipulation filed Thursday.

A criminal complaint alleges Tietsort caused the baby’s death in October, then put him in a snowsuit and car seat and returned him to his mother — without telling her the child was dead.

Tietsort also is charged with child abuse involving an 11-month-old girl in her care stemming from an August incident. Court documents in that case say Tietsort was suspected of child abuse in June 2017 when a 3-month-old suffered facial bruises and a fractured skull. Tietsort denied injuring the baby and was not charged.

Tietsort is due back in court Jan. 18. Her public defenders did not immediately return a request for comment Thursday.

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