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Wausau woman accused of causing toddler’s skull fracture ordered to stand trial

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WAUSAU — A 27-year-old pregnant Wausau woman accused of child abuse in connection with her toddler’s skull fracture was ordered to stand trial at a preliminary hearing held Monday in Marathon County Circuit Court.

Amanda Osborne,, who is six months pregnant, was allegedly drunk and tried to resist officers when she was arrested. She faces charges of child abuse-intentionally causing harm, criminal damage to property, resisting or obstructing an officer, and disorderly conduct in connection with the Jan. 4 incident.

Circuit Judge Greg Strasser on Monday ruled there is probable cause to move forward with the case.

According to court filings, Osborne’s boyfriend called police when an argument between the two escalated. According to the criminal complaint, police arrived at Osborne’s First Avenue residence and discovered the home in disarray and her young daughter bleeding from the nose. Police say the girl had a swollen face with cuts to the back of her head and under one eye, according to court filings. Doctors later diagnosed the girl with a skull fracture.

Court records show Osborne has a lengthy criminal history with convictions for escape, theft, battery, and an array of domestic abuse-related charges. She was convicted in December 2018 of criminal damage to property and of disorderly conduct as a domestic abuse repeater, court records show. In that case, she was given a withheld sentence and ordered to spend three years on probation. If she is convicted of the new charges she will likely be given a new sentence in the 2018 case.

Osborne remains jailed on a $2,500 signature bond with the first $500 to be paid in cash. Future court dates have not yet been set.

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