MADISON — A former Wisconsin
nurse has pleaded guilty to hurting nine infants at a
Madison hospital's intensive care unit, leaving the babies
with broken ribs, bruising, and broken legs.
Christopher Kaphaem pleaded
guilty Monday to every one of the 19 felony counts he
faced and could be sentenced to up to 148 years in prison.
A sentencing hearing has not been set.
The Wisconsin State Journal
reported Tuesday that charging documents give no
explanation for why the 44-year-old former nurse harmed
Police began investigating
reports of injuries to infants in UnityPoint Health-Meriter
Hospital's infant intensive care unit in February 2018.
Meriter suspended Kaphaem on Feb. 8, 2018, and state
regulators later suspended his license.