Thursday, August 14, 2003

Guilty plea for cancer hoax parents

Robert and Teresa Milbrandt pled guilty in Champaign County Common Pleas Court to felony child endangering, felony grand theft and felony theft. These are the parents who faked their daughter's cancer (even telling her she was sick), in order to make money. Anyone know how the prosecutor cut a deal to drop the felonious assault charges? That just doesn't sit well with me.

In case you don't know, this is the case where the father maintains he didn't know about the scheme and truly believed his daughter was sick. Teresa Milbrandt shaved the girl's head, gave her sleeping pills to make it appear she was receiving chemotherapy, made her wear a protective mask and put her in counseling to prepare for death. She apparently also handled all the doctor visits, phone calls, and bills. Huh? You're a father and your child is supposedly dying from cancer, and you don't go to any of the doctor visits?!?!?!?

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