A 14-year-old girl is facing charges in adult court for allegedly trying to poison her step-mother, according to an Oconto County criminal complaint.
made an initial court appearance Jan. 11 and was released on a $50,000 signature bond to the custody of her grandfather.
In Wisconsin, homicide and attempted homicide charges filed against children ages 10 and older begin in adult court, and as such, are open to the public. The teen can seek to have the case sent to juvenile court, although no such petition has been filed yet in this case. The maximum penalty in this case would be 60 years in prison.
According to the criminal complaint, a parent of one of Chyanne's classmates notified police Chyanne was attempting to kill Dawn
. Acting on the unnamed parent's tip, police checked Chyanne's journal, where this May 2010 entry was found: "I so want to kill Dawn, but she is pregnant. So I am going to kill her and the baby or just her and wait until October,"
the complaint states.
An undated journal entry reads: "Dawn won't die. I gave her a bunch of junk of stuff out of the garage last week and she is not dead, so I am doing it again with only antifreeze so hopefully it works."
The complaint cites Chyanne's parents and conversations Chyanne had with a therapist in which the girl admits she tried to kill her step-mother.