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New hearing date set in case of ex-day care worker serving time for 16-month-old’s death

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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.

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