Authorities add new charges against couple in child's death

Published 11-17-2018

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MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) - Manitowoc County authorities have charged a man and a woman in the death of a 3-year-old child in July.

Eduardo Gamez and Jamie Schrank were already jailed on child neglect and methamphetamine charges when authorities filed the new charges Wednesday. The felony charge of child abuse resulting in death carries a potential life sentence.

Police say the couple was using meth while supervising the victim and their own 5-year-old child when it happened. The 3-year-old was taken to the hospital with severe external and internal injuries. An autopsy determined the child suffered fatal blunt-force abdominal injuries.

Online court records don't list an attorney who could comment on the defendants' behalf.

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