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Samantha Wishman Murders 3 YR Old Boy

Samantha Wishman

Samantha Wishman is an alleged killer from Wisconsin who has been charged in the death of a three year old boy

According to police reports 911 was called to report an unresponsive three year old. When emergency personnel arrived they would find the body of three year old. Samantha Wishman and the boy’s father would tell police the child had fallen down the stairs the night before

Initially the death was ruled as an accident however an autopsy would reveal that the three year old boy had been dead for sometime before the emergency personnel had arrived at the home and there was also a number of injuries to the body of the child that did not match a fall down the stairs

Police would arrest Samantha Wishman after her phone history would reveal texts that pointed to a much more sinister event that took place. Wishman who told the person she was texting with that she was ready to cause harm to the children in the home

Samantha Wishman has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide and neglect of a child resulting in death

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A Marinette woman has been charged with two counts, including reckless homicide, for the death of her boyfriend’s 3-year-old son.

Samantha Wishman, 32, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide and neglecting a child-consequence is death for the June 15, 2023 death. An initial court appearance is scheduled for April 15.

According to the criminal complaint, first responders were called to a Gilbert Street home for a child who was unresponsive and not breathing. Wishman told police the boy had fallen down the stairs the night before.

The child was taken to a hospital, but died. Police observed “significant bruising” on his head, his abdomen appeared distended, and there were bruises across other areas of his body, the complaint states. The autopsy show multiple rib fractures and a lung laceration, among other injuries.

Wishman showed police where the boy fell down the stairs, and where she said she cared for him afterwards.

During the investigation, police discovered text messages Wishman sent the father, including one which stated “I’m ready to hurt these mother (expletive) kids nobody (expletive) understands I can’t breathe so this is so much harder n now I’m having more problems breathing.”

Another child who lives in the house described Wishman using a belt on the children in the house, as well as other discipline including spanking, a wooden spoon, and slapping.

Police interviewed Wishman about two weeks after the death, telling her the injuries suffered were not consistent with a fall down the stairs, and she replied “Doesn’t make sense,” the complaint says.

“In summary, the finding of multiplanar patterned bruising; bruising in anatomically protected locations; and severe internal injuries would not be expected after a stairway fall. In my opinion, (the victim) has likely been a victim of non-accidental trauma which led to his death,” states the repot by Dr. Kristen Iniguez, Director of the Marshfield Child Advocacy Center, as quoted in the complaint.

https://fox11online.com/news/local/marinette-mother-accused-in-non-accidental-death-of-3-year-old-stairs-samantha-wishman-police-medical-examiner

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