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16-year-old Wisconsin boy charged with killing newborn daughter in woods

The complaint says Kruckenburg-Anderson's girlfriend gave birth to the child, whom she named Harper, in a bathtub at her home in Albany.

Published: 15th January 2021 11:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th January 2021 11:16 PM   |  A+A-

Logan T. Kruckenberg-Anderson, appears by video conference with Circuit Judge Thomas Vale, top left, Assistant District Attorney Laura Kohl and assistant state public defender Guy Taylor.

Logan T. Kruckenberg-Anderson, appears by video conference with Circuit Judge Thomas Vale, top left, Assistant District Attorney Laura Kohl and assistant state public defender Guy Taylor. (Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

MONROE: A 16-year-old boy has admitted fatally shooting his newborn daughter and leaving her body inside a fallen tree in the woods in southern Wisconsin, according to prosecutors.

Logan Kruckenburg-Anderson, of Albany, is charged as an adult with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse. He's being held on $1 million bail following a hearing this week in Green County Circuit Court in Monroe.

His public defender did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

According to a criminal complaint, the teen took the infant shortly after she was born January 5 to a wooded area in Albany, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) southwest of Milwaukee, placed her inside a fallen tree and shot her twice in the head.

The complaint says Kruckenburg-Anderson's girlfriend gave birth to the child, whom she named Harper, in a bathtub at her home in Albany.

Prosecutors said the couple decided they could not keep the baby and talked about several options, including dropping her off at a local fire station or placing her up for adoption, the State Journal reported.

They agreed that Kruckenberg-Anderson would get rid of the infant simply by dropping her somewhere, according to authorities. Several days later the girlfriend's father called police to report that Kruckenberg-Anderson had taken the child and the baby had not been seen since.

Kruckenberg-Anderson was arrested Sunday after telling investigators where he left the child. A preliminary hearing will be held on January 20.



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