Judge delays decision to give former day care worker new trial

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A judge has delayed a decision on whether to give a former day care worker another trial in the death of a young boy in her care.

Melissa Calusinski is serving a 31-year sentence for throwing 16-month-old Benjamin Kingan, of Deerfield, to the floor at a day care center in Lake County seven years ago.

Calusinski's lawyers say, since her conviction, new evidence has surfaced, showing that Ben had pre-existing head injuries.

Prosecutors argue the boy may have had a prior injury, but Calusinski delivered the final blow.

The judge in the case says he needs more time to review documents.

The next hearing in this case will be June 13.

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