A Wisconsin teen was sentenced to 20 a long time in jail for the 2018 loss of life of his 7-12 months-aged relative, who prosecutors say was crushed and tortured for not knowing Bible verses.

Damian Hauschultz, now 17, pleaded responsible in June to a single rely of initial-diploma reckless homicide, courtroom information present. Rates of baby abuse and considerable battery were dismissed.

In addition to serving time at the rear of bars, Hauschultz will comprehensive 10 a long time of extended supervision pursuing his release.

“My intention is to be certain that you are incarcerated for just extended enough to mature, and produce, to perform on instruction, to work on remedy, perform on controlling that indignant side,” Manitowoc County Circuit Court docket Choose Jerilyn Dietz mentioned as she sentenced Hauschultz as an grownup Thursday.

Damian Hauschultz exits the courtroom next his sentencing on September 2, 2021, in Manitowoc, Wis.Gary C. Klein / Usa Nowadays Community

According to a prison complaint, Hauschultz’s father instructed him to punish the kid, Ethan Hauschultz. Damian Hauschultz’s mothers and fathers have been the court docket-appointed guardians for Ethan and the father punished the baby for the reason that he did not know 13 Bible verses.

Prosecutors explained Ethan was forced to have a log about a path for two hrs a day for one 7 days though Damian Hauschultz viewed. Ethan “struggled to have his log” and Damian Hauschultz strike, kicked, struck and poked him around 100 situations, the felony grievance states.

It goes on to say that Damian Hauschultz stood on Ethan’s “overall body and head” while the boy was “experience-down in a puddle.” Damian Hauschultz also buried the kid in about “80 lbs of packed snow” and still left him for about 20 to 30 minutes without having a coat or boots, the criticism states.

Ethan died of hypothermia but had other intensive accidents, according to the criticism.

The child’s mom, Andrea Everett, was in courtroom for Damian Hauschultz’s sentencing and mentioned he was out of excuses.

“I’ve listened to folks in this courtroom blame your mothers and fathers for the purpose why you’ve killed my son,” she reported. “I’ve listened to people today chat about the trauma that you have gone by way of. We have all gone by trauma. But it does not suggest that we brutally kill a 7-yr-outdated.”

An attorney for Damian Hauschultz could not promptly be arrived at on Saturday.

Damian Hauschultz’s father, Timothy Hauschultz, goes on demo in December on eight charges such as felony murder though Damian’s mom, Tina McKeever-Hauschultz, was sentenced to 5 years after pleading guilty for failure to protect against excellent bodily harm and failing to prevent psychological harm to a little one.