Milwaukee mom sentenced to 4 years of probation in death of teen who weighed 42 pounds
WITI / Milwaukee County
Iraida Pizarro-Osorio was sentenced on Nov. 25 to four years of probation.

via WITI:

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A Milwaukee woman who pleaded guilty to felony neglect of a child was sentenced on Nov. 25 to four years of 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.

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.


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 criminal complaint says. The child died at the health center.

The 16-year-old weighed just 42 pounds at the time of death. Pizarro-Osorio indicated to police the 16-year-old suffered from a genetic disorder, and that the teenager “has never weighed more than 75-80 pounds in his lifetime.”

An 18-year-old witness told police that in March 2019 “the defendant placed a lock on the outside of (the teen’s) door to prevent (him) from leaving his room at night.”

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