WI Court of Appeals – District III
Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Kristine L. Buttke
Case No.: 2020AP1336-CR
Officials: Stark, P.J., Hruz and Nashold, JJ.
Focus: Admission of Evidence – Expert Testimony
Kristine Buttke appeals from a conviction for causing mental harm to a child. She challenges the admission of expert testimony opining that the punishment regime Buttke imposed on the victim caused him mental harm in a “psychological” or “clinical” sense. We conclude the circuit court properly exercised its discretion in admitting the expert testimony and therefore affirm.