By Shereen Siewert
WAUSAU — Court documents made public Wednesday outline the state’s case against a 49-year-old former Wausau man who is accused of contributing to his son’s death by failing to manage the teen’s diabetes.
Robert Glazner faces charges of second degree reckless homicide in connection with the death of his 15-year-old son, Bryden Glazner. The boy died on Aug. 4 while staying at his father’s Wausau home, police said. A judge ordered Robert Glazner held on a $100,000 cash bond.
According to the criminal complaint, Bryden was diagnosed with Type I diabetes three years before his death. Police say Bryden was vomiting the night before he died, showing signs of severe illness, but his father did not check Bryden’s blood sugar levels and did not seek treatment for the boy. The last sugar reading was performed two days before Bryden died, police said.
The complaint describes Robert Glazner as resistant to being educated on how to treat his son’s illness, telling a nurse she had “no right” to advise him that he should learn more about the disease. A social worker reported that Robert Glazner in March 2016 insisted that his son’s illness was being managed at that time.
Bryden was a student at Mosinee High School at the time of his death, according to his obituary.
Robert Glazner faces up to 25 years in prison if he is convicted. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 21.