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EXCLUSIVE: St. Francis Parents Whose 14-Day Old Baby Was Savagely Abused Cut Plea Deal For Probation, Misdemeanor Convictions

By Mark Belling, WISN-AM

Because authorities say they cannot prove which parent did the abuse, a St. Francis couple, whose 14-day old baby who was terribly abused in January of last year, will plead guilty to misdemeanor charges and avoid prison.

Jessica D. Groen, 38, and Tyler J. Lamb, 33, both of St. Francis, were charged in January of last year of multiple counts of child neglect after their baby was taken to a hospital emergency room with multiple serious injuries. The 16-page doctor’s report indicated the baby had multiple fractures, facial bruising and abrasions, oral trauma, abrasions to both palms, blood blisters and blood in the eye.

But prosecutors say neither Lamb nor Groen would admit to the abuse but both acknowledged they saw evidence of the child’s injuries before taking the baby to the hospital. Deputy Milwaukee County District Attorney Matthew Torbenson tells me he did not believe he could prove which parent did the violent acts and therefore can’t charge either of them. Torbenson said both parents adamantly deny abusing the child. However, Torbenson acknowledged their response were occasionally implausible including their insistence that the baby’s face was bruised at birth. Torbenson acknowledged that would be impossible.

The plea deal reached with Groen and Lamb has them pleading guilty to four misdemeanor counts of child neglect but neither will face any charges for the injuries themselves or knowledge the baby was being abused.

I asked Torbenson why he didn’t simply charge both parents with abuse and the prosecutor said that would be improver because he didn’t believe he could prove either charge because neither of the parents implicated the other.

The plea deal will include a recommendation to Judge Frederick Rosa that both Lamb and Groen receive probation and extended supervision, but no prison time. Torbenson said the parents will be able to seek custody of the abused child after the period of supervision ends.

Here is a link to a Fox6 report on the original charges from January of last year:

Mark Belling
January 13

Mark Endorses Several Charities For Hurricane Florence Relief

All of the following charities are faith-based..  All three are currently raising money for Florence relief and the links below take you directly to the fundraising pages.  I’m sure there are other worthwhile groups but I can recommend these three.  They are listed in no particular order.
Samaritan’s Purse:

Knights of Columbus:

Catholic Charities:

EXCLUSIVE: Tent City Continues To Grow In Milwaukee East Of Marquette Campus

EXCLUSIVE: Tent City Continues To Grow East Of Marquette Campus

A makeshift “tent city” is continuing to grow on a large piece of land under the Marquette Interchange’s many overpasses. When I visited the site this morning there were two Milwaukee police squads and a Marquette Police squad. Marquette Police tell me the area is within their patrol zone even though it is not actually on the Marquette campus. Police say they are doing outreach with the people living there. Nobody, other than the police, appear to be paying much attention and there have been no attempts to force the squatters to move.

I counted between 15 and 25 tents or contraptions but the property sprawls for blocks and there are obviously no actual boundaries. Most of the land appears to be right of way owned by the state because it is under the freeway. Similar tent cities of illegal immigrants and/or street people have popped up in other cities and there are hundreds of tents in cities like San Francisco. I did not invade any of the personal space of the tent occupants so I can’t tell you who is living in them. The Milwaukee media has been looking the other way and refusing to report on this site even as the number of tens gets larger every day. The following is a video, shot by me with an iPhone, of some of the site:

Mark Belling
Friday, September 14

EXCLUSIVE: Sex Criminal Given Soft Sentence By Dallet Taken Into Custody Thursday Night

I have learned that 72-year old Donald B. Skenandore, the convicted sex criminal whose lenient sentence has become a major issue in the current Wisconsin Supreme Court election, was arrested and taken into custody Thursday evening (March 29) outside a bar and restaurant on West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee near the James Lovell intersection. He was apparently taken in for a violation of the terms of the extended supervision handed to him in Dallet’s controversial 2011 sentence.

Skenandore pleaded guilty in a plea bargain to attempted sexual assault of a child under 13 but was given a mere two years in prison, plus five years of extended supervision after that by Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet. That sentence has been the subject of a critical ad run by a state business group that backs Dallet’s opponent. Only hours before Skenandore was taken into custody, his relatives criticized the ad contending it served to identify Skenandore’s victims.

Milwaukee County jail records indicate Skenandore is on a “hold.” That language is usually used when someone on probation or supervision has violated a major condition of release. State Department of Corrections officials have not responded to my inquiries about what Skenandore did to get thrown back in jail. Eyewitnesses tell me two Milwaukee police squads took him into custody last evening near a restaurant and two hotels on West Wisconsin.

Mark Belling
March 30
11:30 am

Supreme Court Candidate Rebecca Dallet Gave Attempted Cop Killer Probation

Click here to read about the Whitefish Bay Man Who Tried To Kill A Cop

And, click here to see Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet give the guy PROBATION

Channel 4 Reporter Thinks Right To Work “Bans Employees From Joining A Union”

Right To Work - TMJ4