Probation for Wausau Woman Convicted in Infant’s Accidental Asphyxia Death

WAUSAU, Wis. – A 26-year-old Wausau woman has been sentenced to 10 years of probation for the death of her 3-month-old child. Shailey Huron, now a resident of Texas, entered a plea deal in October and will serve her probation in her home state. If she violates the terms of her probation, she faces a year in jail.

The incident took place on March 30, 2020, when police and ambulance crews responded to a home in Wausau for a report of a baby who was not breathing. An investigation revealed that Huron had invited two men to her home and had engaged in drinking and marijuana use before going to bed, placing her infant in the bed with them. The next day, she found the child unresponsive.

Records show that Huron had been educated and warned not to co-sleep with her infant, receiving warnings from a hospital nurse, pediatrician, and public health nurse, as well as educational materials on safe sleeping habits. The autopsy indicated the cause of death as accidental asphyxia associated with an unsafe sleeping environment.

As part of her sentencing, Huron will have to complete parenting classes, maintain employment, and will not be allowed to work in childcare.

In conclusion, Shailey Huron, a Wausau woman convicted in the death of her 3-month-old child, has been sentenced to 10 years of probation and faces jail time if she violates the terms of her probation. The case serves as a reminder of the importance of safe sleeping environments for infants and the consequences of disregarding professional advice on childcare.