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Guardians, teen charged in death of 7-year-old Wisconsin boy

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Two adults and a teen have been arrested in the death last year of a 7-year-old Wisconsin boy who was allegedly beaten, forced to carry around a heavy log and then buried in the snow.

The Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office says 7-year-old Ethan Hauschultz, of Newton, died on April 18. The boy’s court-appointed guardians, Timothy Hauschultz and Tina McKeever-Hauschultz, and a 15-year-old boy were arrested Friday.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the cause of death to be hypothermia and blunt-force injuries to the head, chest and abdomen.

WLUK-TV reports that Timothy Hauschultz is charged with felony murder and five other charges. The 15-year-old boy is charged with first-degree reckless homicide and six other charges. McKeever-Hauschultz is faced with two charges.

Court documents do not list attorneys for the defendants.

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