raped and tortured his girlfriend, who was 8½ months pregnant, so badly that she gave birth to a stillbornchild. She was horribly scarred all over her body from savage bites, cigarette burns, and lashings fromelectrical cords.On December 13, 2000, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Kitty Brennan sentenced him to thirtyyears in prison, saying "What you did was unthinkable to most people in our community." Enis' lawyer had unsuccessfully tried to challenge the constitutionality of Wisconsin's fetal homicide law during thetrial.
: "Man Gets 30 Years Under Feticide Law."
The Wisconsin State Journal
[Madison,Wisconsin], December 16, 2000.
Attempted First - Degree Intentional Homicide of an Unborn Child, First - Degree RecklessEndangerment and Tampering with Household Products (3 counts)
According to official police documents and media reports, the following events occurred in andaround Madison, Wisconsin.On March 2, 2008, 23-year-old Daniel C. Bliefernicht's girlfriend, Sarah Pienkowski, announced tohim that she was pregnant and that she wanted to keep her baby. Bliefernicht, a farmer, was not at allhappy. Sarah later testified that he "freaked" and wanted nothing to do with the baby.So, in May 2008, he obtained Oxytocin and Lutalyse, drugs that veterinarians use to abort pregnancies in cows, and mixed them into three beverage bottles, which he then gave to his girlfriend.Sarah thought the beverages tasted strange, so she took them to police, who turned them over to a statecrime lab that tested them.On March 25, 2010, Bliefernicht was charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide of anunborn child, first-degree reckless endangerment, and three counts of tampering with household products.Fortunately, Sarah gave birth to a healthy girl on November 15, 2008.
: Ed Treleven. "DeForest Man Faces Charges of Trying to Terminate His Girlfriend'sPregnancy with Veterinary Drugs."
Wisconsin State Journal
, March 25, 2010; "Prosecutors: WomanGiven Drugs to End Pregnancy."
Wisconsin State Journal
, March 26, 2010.
Assault, First - Degree Reckless Injury, and False Imprisonment
Tracy Marciniak was just five days away from delivering a healthy baby boy she had already namedZachariah. On February 8, 1992, her estranged husband, Glenndale Black, appeared at her apartment,and the two argued. The argument soon turned violent, however, and Black grabbed Tracy by her hair and deliberately punched her in the stomach as hard as he could. Tracy said "It felt like it had gone allthe way through me."Following his attack, Black refused to call for help for his wife, who was in agony, and he even prevented
from calling for help.After about 15 minutes of her screaming in pain, he finally went to a bar and called for help. Tracywas rushed by ambulance to the hospital, where Zachariah was delivered by emergency Caesareansection. He was dead. The physicians said he had bled to death inside Tracy because of blunt-forcetrauma.Tracy's own injuries were life-threatening, and she nearly died. She had to spend three weeks in thehospital.It took over three years for this case to go to trial. Because Zachariah was not considered a "born
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