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Dr. Manny Montez

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)

Judge Rejects New Trial For Daycare Worker Convicted Of Killing Toddler

Claiming a key prosecution witness lied about his credentials, Melissa Calusinski’s attorneys argued Thursday the former daycare worker convicted of murdering a toddler deserves a new trial.

03/29/2012

Marni Yang, Rhoni Reuter

Pathologist: Reuter Tried To Protect Unborn Baby

As she was being shot to death, Rhoni Reuter wrapped her left arm around her abdomen in an apparent effort to protect her unborn daughter, a pathologist testified Monday.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2011