West Allis woman charged in death of 6-year-old son

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A suburban Milwaukee woman is accused of causing the death of her 6-year-old son who prosecutors say died after more than a year of abuse and neglect.

A criminal complaint filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court over the weekend charges 31-year-old Tasha Rockow, of West Allis, with false imprisonment and chronic child neglect resulting in death.

Authorities say Rockow’s son, Hank Brown-Rockow died of blunt force trauma and that he had previously been stabbed in the abdomen. According to a criminal complaint, Rockow restrained her son in handcuffs for hours at a time, denied him food and refused him medical treatment for severe injuries from abuse, causing his death.

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