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Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Lake County Coroner Wants Calusinski Murder Case Reopened

After “48 Hours” uncovered evidence that casts doubt on the verdict that sent a teacher to prison for the death of a 16-month-old boy, the Lake County Coroner was calling for authorities to reopen the case.

03/03/2015

Melissa Calusinski has been sentenced to 31 years in prison, after her conviction for first-degree murder in the death of 16-month-old Benjamin Kingan. She allegedly tossed the boy to the ground at the daycare center where she worked. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

’48 Hours’ Examines Daycare Death And Asks: Was Teacher Wrongly Convicted?

Police video shows suspect Melissa Calusinski being grilled by Lake Count detectives. Seventy-nine times, over the course of several hours, she denies any involvement in the death of of the toddler. Finally, after some nine hours, she changes her story.

02/26/2015

Hadiya Pendleton (left) was shot and killed on Jan. 29, 2013. Michael Ward (top right) and Kenneth Williams (bottom right) are charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Credit: CBS)

Hadiya Pendleton Murder Part Of ’48 Hours’ Special: ‘The War In Chicago’

Four months after Hadiya Pendleton’s murder, her parents continue to work toward making Chicago’s streets safer.

05/16/2013

Police Shooting

’48 Hours’ Puts Spotlight On ‘The War In Chicago’

Chicago’s street violence will be getting more national attention this weekend.

05/13/2013

Jack McCullough talks with CBS' "48 Hours." (CBS)

VIDEO: Cold-Case Convict Denies Killing Sycamore Girl in ’57

Fifty-four years after the crime, 72-year-old Jack McCullough was arrested for the murder of Maria Ridulph. He talks with “48 Hours.”

03/07/2013