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Wisconsin couple face multiple charges after newly adopted daughter dies from traumatic head injuries

Source: Marathon County jail

Sep. 4 2021, Published 1:33 p.m. ET

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A newly adopted 5-year-old girl hospitalized for 10 days with a brain injury has died, police said.

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On Aug. 15, officers with the Everest Metro Police Department were notified about the child’s injuries after she was brought to the Marshfield Medical Center. Prosecutors said the child had suffered a skull fracture, bleeding on the brain and elevated levels of both alcohol and Tylenol in her bloodstream, according to the Wausau Pilot & Review.

Authorities opened an investigation into what happened to the girl, resulting in the arrest of her adoptive parents, Jonathan and Sumitra Stolp, on charges that include physical abuse of a child: recklessly causing bodily harm, child neglect, and obstructing an officer

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Jonathan Stolp, 40, claimed the girl was givena Tylenol PM and Nyquil because she couldn’t sleep, prosecutors claimed.

Sumitra Stolp, 36, gave multiple accounts about how her daughter was hurt, WSAW-TV reported.

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She allegedly first said her daughter fell from monkey bars, then claimed she had thrown herself from a slide, and later changed the story and said the child had fallen backwards in a chair, prosecutors said.

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The little girl was put in a medically induced coma, but she died from her injuries on Aug. 25. The Wausau Pilot & Review reported the couple could now face additional charges related to the case.

The Stolps were both being held at the Marathon County Jail on $75,000 cash bonds each.

The investigation into the girl’s death continues.


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