Criminal Charges Filed Against Grantsburg Couple

posted Apr 5, 2017, 6:17 AM by Ryan Quinn
Criminal charges have been filed in Burnett County Circuit Court against a Grantsburg couple in the death of their infant child.

Jesse Marek and Samantha Stoeklen, both of Grantsburg, were charged following an investigation into the suspicious death of their infant in February 2016. 

According to the criminal complaints, the infant was brought to the Burnett Medical Center on February 1, 2016, after the father said he found the infant limp, unresponsive and barely breathing. 

An autopsy on the infant which revealed that the infant had suffered heart damage, internal bleeding, and injuries to his upper lip, and had sustained multiple rib fractures that were all in various stages of healing, indicating these injuries were the result of multiple traumatic events  within the infant's ten-week life. Marek and Stoeklen could face a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. 

Both suspects will appear in court later this month.