MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The emaciated 15 year old girl found walking outside in pajamas last February is expected to take the stand in three trials against family members.
Dane County Circuit Court Judge Julie Genovese ruled Friday an impartial jury can be found to judge the girl’s father, stepmother and stepbrother.
The teenager weighed 82 pounds when she was found walking in her bare feet in the cold winter weather.
Authorities say she was starved, tortured and kept in the basement by her parents. They also say her half-brother sexually abused her.
The defense did win on one of its motions when the judge ruled there would be 3 separate trials next year for the three family members.