MADISON (WKOW) - The Madison man accused of keeping his teenage daughter a virtual prisoner in a basement said Monday he wants to stand trial, instead of considering a plea bargain.
42-year old Chad Chritton appeared in Dane County court, as legal motions affecting his upcoming, November re-trial were considered.
Earlier this year, Chritton was convicted of felony child neglect in connection to the treatment of his daughter. But the jury could not decide on four other felony charges against him.
The girl's stepmother, Melinda Drabek-Chritton is serving a five year prison sentence after her conviction on child neglect-related felony charges, as the result of a plea bargain.
Authorities say the then-fifteen year old was discovered by a passerby during the winter of 2012 as she tried to escape her home in her pajamas, weighing less than seventy pounds.
Chritton has said the girl's mental health problems were overwhelming.
Madison (WKOW) -- The Madison man accused of neglecting his teenage daughter is expected to appear in court on Monday for a motion hearing.
Chad Chritton's re-trial is scheduled for next month.
In March, a jury couldn't reach a verdict on several charges, including recklessly endangering safety and child abuse.
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