A western Wisconsin man has been charged in the death of his 3-month-old son. Twenty-six year-old Troy Tralmer made his initial court appearance on Tuesday in Monroe County Court. He waived the state’s time limits for a preliminary hearing, and is due back in court February 15th on two felony counts of reckless homicide and reckless child abuse.

Prosecutors say Tralmer claimed to have dropped his son Chad while performing the Heimlich maneuver. According to the criminal complaint, Tralmer said the child choked on milk and stopped breathing. An autopsy found that Chad had a fractured skull, bleeding in his brain, and seven broken ribs. Investigators said his father denied shaking the baby.


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