Oshkosh father ordered to stand trial in child abuse case

Richard Root (Photo courtesy Winnebago Co. Jail)

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.

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