MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in the re-trial of a Madison man accused of locking his teenage daughter in the basement and starving her down to 68 pounds.
The man was convicted in March of felony child neglect. But the jury was deadlocked on other charges, including intentional child abuse and false imprisonment. A re-trial on those counts begins Monday.
The man’s wife is the girl’s stepmother. She was sentenced to five years in prison in the same case after pleading no contest to first-degree recklessly endangering safety and causing mental harm to a child.
The Associated Press isn’t naming the father or stepmother to avoid identifying the girl, who has accused her stepbrother of sexually assaulting her.
Authorities say the girl is healthy now and regaining weight.