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Judge bounds parents over for trial in death of 3-year-old daughter

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BURNETT COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - A Burnett County Circuit Court judge has bound the parents of three year old Reena Williams over for trial on felony charges of child neglect resulting in death.

Seven witnesses testified at a three-hour preliminary hearing for Thomas Jay Williams and Jenna Elizabeth Danish in Siren.

The little girl was reported missing August 14th, with her body discovered in the water 25 yards from her home the next afternoon.

Judge Dennis Kutz said the parents may have cared for Reena by providing food, medical care and clothing, but he said care includes supervision. Authorities said the couple had a habit of letting Reena wander away on her own.

The night she disappeared her father was allegedly smoking synthetic marijuana and her mother was sleeping. The next hearing in the case will be held early next year. 

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