Damian Hauschultz Will Spend the Next Decade in Prison
Damian Hauschultz, if convicted of the murders of his stepmother and her young children, will spend the next ten years in prison. The Wisconsin Circuit Court has sentenced him to 20 years in prison on one count of reckless homicide, while six lesser charges will be thrown out but read into the record. The prosecution recommended a sentence of 17 year. Hauschultz was released on $100,000 bail in spring 2020 and has been living with a relative in Mishicot. He will be in his mid-30s by then, and will spend half of his life in jail.
Damian’s arrest comes at an extremely critical time in his own life. The young man is just 17 years old, and his incarceration may well have the most significant impact on his future. His case stems from a wrongly convicted conviction for beating his foster brother, aged 7. Ethan’s death is the culmination of a series of events that inspired a change in the Wisconsin penal code.
Ethan was allegedly punished by Damian Hauschultz and his foster father, Timothy Hauschultz. Damian Hauschultz and Timothy Hauschultz, Ethan’s foster father, left the boy to be punished after his mother passed away. He forced Ethan to carry a 44-pound log for hours on end. He would punish him if Ethan dropped the wood. Damian then covered Ethan in snow, causing him face down on the ground. Damian allegedly hit Ethan 100 times before he was unconscious.
Ultimately, Hauschultz pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of reckless homicide and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Hauschultz will serve the remainder of his sentence under extended supervision. In exchange for a guilty plea, Hauschultz will have to pay $250,000 in fines and must undergo drug testing. There are many things that can go wrong with such a conviction, so it’s important to know what you’re facing.
Timothy Hauschultz has a long trial ahead of him. His trial is scheduled to start Dec. 6. In the meantime, the prosecutors are appealing the verdict against Tim Hauschultz. He is also facing multiple felonies, including child abuse. He has rejected several plea deals. Tina McKeeverHauschultz, Damian’s mother has already pleaded guilty for two felonies.
Timothy and Tina Hauschultz are both currently serving lengthy prison sentences. The trial for Timothy will take place in December. Tina has already completed five years of her sentence. The two siblings will go to prison together. Soon, a plea agreement will be reached. Ethan’s mother is also serving a sentence of 20 years in prison. Both will be tried together. If convicted, both will serve lengthy jail terms.
The case has already led to a change in Wisconsin’s state law. Persons convicted of child abuse are not allowed to become foster parents in Wisconsin. Damian Hauschultz is going to be in prison for at least seven years. He may also be able to file post-conviction motions and invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to testify. The court will then consider all other pre-trial motions.