New hearing date set in case of ex-day care worker serving time for 16-month-old’s death
A new hearing date is set in the case of a former day care worker serving time in prison for the death of a child.
Melissa Calusinski was convicted of murder for throwing 16-month-old Benjamin Kingan to the ground at a Lincolnshire day care center in 2009, causing fatal head injuries.
Her attorneys filed a motion asking the conviction be thrown out, claiming there’s new evidence showing the child died from pre-existing head injuries.
They content Calusinski did not cause the injuries.
A judge decided to move ahead with an evidentiary hearing, which is scheduled for April 26.