Oshkosh father ordered to stand trial in child abuse case
OSHKOSH (WLUK) – A dad accused of inflicting serious injuries on his child was ordered Thursday to stand trial.
Richard Root, 20, will enter a plea April 20 to one count of child abuse, court records show.
According to court documents, Root admitted he hurt his two-month-old daughter, saying he "snapped" because of stress and lack of sleep.
Medical officials say Root's daughter had a brain bleed, bruising on her face and head, a broken arm and a broken leg.
Root faces a possible 15 years in prison if he is convicted.