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Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Father Of Woman Convicted Of Killing Toddler Confident Case “Far From Over”

An Illinois Appellate Court panel has upheld the murder conviction of a Carpentersville woman accused of killing a 16-month-old boy at a Deerfield daycare center five years ago, but the woman’s father said it’s only a minor setback.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2014

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)

Father Of Woman Convicted Of Murdering Child Hopeful She Will Get Released

As Father’s Day approaches a dad refuses to give up hope that his daughter will soon be free, despite a confession and murder conviction in the day care death of a 16 month-old-boy, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/12/2013

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Day Care Owner Dies Before Standing Trial In Case Of Boy’s Death

In 2009, a boy was killed by an employee at a Lincolnshire day care center, and the trial of the owner on obstruction of justice charges was to begin soon.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

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

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Woman Gets 31 Years For Toddler’s Murder

A 25-year-old woman was sentenced to 31 years in prison on Thursday for the murder of a 16-month-old boy, who she allegedly tossed to the ground three years ago.

02/23/2012

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Dad, Defense Team: Woman’s Confession Was Coerced In Toddler’s Death

The defense team will argue the confession was coerced, in asking for a new trial for a woman convicted of killing a 16-month-old boy at a Lincolnshire day care center.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

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Woman Convicted In Toddler’s Daycare Death

A 25-year-old former daycare worker faces a long stretch of prison time, following her conviction in the death of a 16-month-old child left in her care.

11/16/2011

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Judge Denies Bond Reduction In Toddler Murder

Despite new information alleging a toddler who died while in the care of a day care worker actually died from a previous, undiagnosed injury, a judge denied a motion to reduce the bond for the woman being held in the boy’s death.

05/31/2011