May 27, 2022

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West Allis mother charged in death of 6-year-old son with stab wound

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Prosecutors say a West Allis woman restrained her 6-year-old son in handcuffs for hours at a time, denied him food and refused him medical treatment for severe injuries from abuse, causing his death.

Tasha M. Rockow, 31, was charged Saturday with false imprisonment and chronic child neglect resulting in death. Her son, Hank F. Brown-Rockow, was stabbed in the abdomen and died from blunt-force trauma, prosecutors say.

Rockow is in custody on $151,000 bail, according to Milwaukee County Jail logs.

The boy’s death Sept. 6 follows a year and a half of abuse and neglect, friends and relatives told police.

While Rockow called 911 that day to report her son had fallen on a knife, paramedics, doctors and the medical examiner determined the stabbing must have occurred much earlier, according to a criminal complaint.