Woman pleads guilty to torturing, abusing son

ESCANABA – An Escanaba woman pleaded guilty today of torturing and abusing her son at their Escanaba home.

Susan Marie Bardo, 46, pleaded guilty to torture and first-degree child abuse during a plea agreement in Delta County Circuit Court.

Bardo’s boyfriend, Carl James Pellinen, 47, is scheduled for a plea hearing in circuit court later today.

The two defendants were arrested April 12 on charges of first-degree child abuse, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, and torture of Bardo’s 15-year-old son during a four-year period.

Read more about the court cases in Friday’s Daily Press.