Pregnant babysitter and mother-of-five, 28, is ordered to have NO CONTACT with the family of the two-month-old boy she is accused of killing and disguising to appear as if he was sleeping before she returned the dead baby to his mother
- Pregnant mother-of-five Marissa Tietsort, 28, of Wausau, Wisconsin has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide for the death of a two-month-old
- A judge ordered her to have no contact with the infant’s family or children
- She is said to have caused the baby’s death, then dressed him in a snowsuit, put him in his car seat and let his mother pick him up without telling her he was dead
- Tietsort also faces child abuse charges involving an 11-month-old girl who became injured while in her care in August
- She’s been in custody on a $250,000 bond related to that case since October
- She’s requested reduced bail multiple times, writing to a judge and saying, ‘I’m not a threat to society or a monster,’ and ‘I’m a great mom and I love everybody’
- Tietsort had been running an unlicensed daycare operation from her home
A judge has ordered Marissa Tietsort, 28, of Wausau, Wisconsin, to have no contact with the two-month-old’s family or other children after she was charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of infant who was in her care
A Wisconsin babysitter has been ordered not to have contact with the family of a two-month-old boy she is accused of killing and then pretending he was alive when she gave the baby back to his mother.
Judge Jill Falstad ordered 28-year-old Marissa Tietsort of Wausau not to have contact with children as well.
The order was filed this week in Marathon County court and will remain in effect until Tietsort is released on bond.
Tietsort, who is pregnant with her sixth child, also would not have to pay child support for one of her children while she’s in jail, under a stipulation filed Thursday.
A criminal complaint alleges Tietsort caused the baby’s death in October, then put him in a snowsuit and car seat and returned him to his mother – without telling her the child was dead.
The mother and two-month-old child were found just minutes after she had picked the boy up from Tietsort’s home, authorities said, at a laundromat on North Third Avenue, between West Wausau and West Union avenues.
Tietsort has been in custody on a $250,000 cash bond since since October, related to the August incident involving the 11-month-old, named Riley.
Tietsort is accused of causing the infant’s death in October, then put him in a snowsuit and car seat and let his mother pick him up without telling her the child was dead,Tietsort is shown in court in Wausau, Wisconsin
‘Tietsort admitted that she put the [baby’s] lifeless body on the floor in the hallway of her home, dressed him in the snowsuit and then placed his body in the car seat with his blankets,’ according investigators.
When the boy’s mother came to pick up her son, Tietsort allegedly admitted, she ‘purposefully put a hat over the his eyes so that the mother would not realize her son was dead.’
A complaint said that the mother ‘thought [the baby] was sleeping, as he would normally be sleeping at that time of the day.’
But when she went to take her son out of the car seat, ‘his legs were rigid and remained bent at the knee,’ investigators noted.
Tietsort is also charged with child abuse involving an 11-month-old girl in her care stemming from an August incident.
Court documents in that case say Tietsort was suspected of child abuse in June 2017 when a three-month-old suffered facial bruises and a fractured skull. Tietsort denied injuring the baby and was not charged.
Tietsort is due back in court January 18. Her public defenders did not immediately return a request for comment Thursday.
The mother and two-month-old child were found just minutes after she had picked the boy up from Tietsort’s home, authorities said, at a laundromat on North Third Avenue, between West Wausau and West Union avenues, where she was trying to revive her child. The boy had actually died hours earlier