Green Co. teen accused of killing newborn daughter pleads not guilty
A status hearing was set for March 4.
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Green Co. teen accused of killing his newborn daughter and leaving her in a fallen tree returned to court Friday where he pleaded not guilty to two charges, including first-degree attempted homicide.
Following his plea, Logan Kruckenberg-Anderson was bound over for trial on the homicide charge as well as a single count of hiding the corpse of a child. He is due to return to court on March 4 for a status hearing.
While Kruckenberg-Anderson is being tried as an adult, Judge Thomas Vale approved the 16-year-old’s request to remain in a juvenile facility. Currently, he is being held at the Rock Co. juvenile facility.
In January, his bail was set at $1 million.
Prosecutors allege Kruckenberg-Anderson initially told them he had left his newborn daughter to die in a snow-filled tree before later admitting to shooting her twice.
The baby, who was named Harper, had been born in a bathtub just hours before her death. The criminal complaint stated after interviewing Kruckenberg-Anderson, her body was discovered with two bullet wounds to the head.
An autopsy determined she was still alive when she was shot.
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