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UPDATE: Wausau father charged in son's death


A 49-year-old father failed to properly manage and treat his son's diabetes, leading to his death, according to a criminal complaint filed in Marathon County Wednesday.

Robert Glazner was charged with second-degree reckless homicide in the death of his 15-year-old son Bryden Glazner.

Officials say Bryden was vomiting the night before his Aug. 4 death, and that his father did not ensure he was checking his insulin levels. They say the last sugar reading that was done was two days before he died.

Bryden's grandmother found his lifeless body at his home on Parcher Street.

A judge ordered the father jailed on a $100,000 cash bond. His attorney, Peter Rottier of Wausau, said the state's case is not strong and the father was actively involved in managing his son's diabetes.

The teen was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2014. Authorities say his father was resistant to being educated on how to treat the disease.

Glazner told a nurse she had “no right to advise him that he needed to attend diabetes education” and that only a judge could do that, according to the complaint.

On March 17, 2016, Glazner promised a social worker it was being managed.

Bryden's parents are divorced, according to the complaint. Officials said he rotated his time between homes and was staying with his father at the time of his death.

Glazner faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

He's set to appear in Marathon County Court Wednesday afternoon.

This story will be updated.

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