Missouri mother gets new trial on abuse charges

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ST. CHARLES, MO (AP) – A district judge has ordered a new trial for a 38-year-old Missouri woman convicted of child abuse.

Gina Grzeskowiak, a St. Peters mother of three, was found guilty of three counts of child abuse and one count of child endangerment after a four-day jury trial in March in St. Charles County. She faced up to 15 years in prison on each count when she was in court Friday for sentencing.

Her attorney, Charles James, however, filed a motion before the sentencing for a new trial. James said a child witness had recanted her story about the abuse.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Circuit Judge Ted House ruled that Grzeskowiak’s conviction should be thrown out.

St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar says he’ll ask the judge to reconsider the ruling.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

6 comments

  • ByeByeToTheRite

    Wow, this loser child abuser must be somewhat wealthy or well-connected! Well,she lives in St.Conservative Peters, after all!

    Funny, doesn’t look well-to-do in the pic! But maybe those earrings are 28 carat diamonds!

    She MUST be well-off – that’s because this is American justice, and otherwise she’d already be starting her 20 year sentence in prison with no recourse to the law.

  • KRAFTIG

    There has to be some thread of truth to the first rulling,for the jury to have made that decision. Seams awful funky that this judge would order a retrial ?

    • anne

      the only reason there was a retrial is bc her 15 year old daughter who had nothing to do with this got put up on the stand and lied. this website didn’t give the full story!!!

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