Family members of infant Logan Boyer huddled closely with tear-filled eyes Wednesday as David L. Reimer made an admission they waited for more than a year to hear.
Outagamie County Dist. Atty. Carrie Schneider gave a synopsis of the traumatic injuries that led to the baby's death. She cited medical reports that showed the injuries could only have occurred when Reimer was the only one around Boyer.
Reimer never told police how the baby suffered the injuries, but no one else could have been responsible, Schneider said.
Judge Nancy Krueger turned her eyes to the defense table after Schneider concluded her presentation of the facts.
"Are they substantially true and correct?" she asked Reimer.
"Yes," he said.
Krueger found him guilty on two counts.
Reimer, 25, of Oshkosh entered no contest pleas
to felony charges of second-degree reckless homicide and child abuse on Wednesday in Outagamie County Court. The hearing came as result of a plea agreement. Reimer was initially charged with child abuse and first-degree reckless homicide in the 2009 death of the Appleton infant.
The case had been slated for a jury trial later this month.
One of Reimer's supporters was warned by an officer after getting Reimer's attention and whispering, "don't take the plea."
Defense attorney Len Kachinsky said that after extensive work with his client in recent weeks, he was convinced the pleas were made intelligently, and were in Reimer's best interests.
As part of the plea agreement, Schneider will be free to argue for the sentence she feels appropriate, though the defense cannot argue for anything less than seven years in prison. Schneider said she plans to ask for a lengthy prison sentence.
Reimer will be sentenced on July 23.