Milwaukee woman sentenced to 4 years' probation in death of son

A Milwaukee woman who pleaded guilty to felony neglect of a child was sentenced on Nov. 25 to four years' probation.

Iraida Pizarro-Osorio was charged with the crime in September 2019 after the medical examiner determined her 16-year-old son died from severe malnutrition.

According to the criminal complaint, Pizarro-Osorio brought her son to the Sixteenth Street Health Center on Sept. 4, 2019. He was "unresponsive, had a faint pulse and appeared extremely emaciated," the complaint says. Despite efforts by clinic personnel and Milwaukee first responders, the child died at the health center. The complaint indicates the 16-year-old weighed just 42 pounds at the time of death.

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In court on Nov. 25, the judge initially sentenced Pizarro-Osorio to four years in prison and four years of extended supervision. The judge then stayed the sentence -- and placed Pizarro-Osorio on probation for four years.


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