Gretta L. Feil

Gretta L. Feil (Wilburn), 50, was sentenced today by Boone Circuit Judge Lori Schein to a total sentence of 16 years with 12 years executed at the Department of Corrections followed by 4 years of probation on 2 level 3 felony counts (2 counts of Aggravated Battery, 16 years is the maximum sentence for a level 3 felony) The convictions and sentence stem from acts perpetrated on by Feil while caring for her granddaughter this past April. The Prosecution team was led by Special Victim’s Prosecutor Heidi Jennings and Deputy Prosecutor T.K. Morris. Feil pled guilty to the two lead counts (Aggravated Battery, Level 3 Felony) on September 21, 2020.
When asked to comment on today’s sentencing, Special Victim’s Prosecutor Heidi Jennings offered the following: “This child suffered horrific abuse. Her physical scars are healing, and we hope that this sentence today helps the healing process for her emotional scars. The evidence suggests that Gretta Feil’s abuse of this child was beginning to escalate. The Riley Child Protection Team who examined the child stated that often this pattern of abuse, if not stopped early like in this case, can eventually result in the child’s death.” Jennings when on to say: “Every person in this community can help us protect our children. We are thankful to every person who intervened and saved this child’s life, especially the neighbors who did not ignore the child’s cries of distress. They did what we need all persons to do – SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.” Additionally, the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office would like to thank the
Lebanon Police Department, Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center and the Indiana Department of Child Services for their teamwork in helping put this case together and obtaining this important conviction.

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