Lake County’s top cop, Sheriff Mark Curran will run against the county’s top lawyer, State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim in a legal showdown that has heads spinning.
Protests continued Thursday over the conviction and imprisonment of Melissa Calusinksi, the former daycare worker convicted in the 2009 death of a toddler.
The father of daycare worker convicted in a toddler’s death met with her for the first time this weekend after new evidence lead to the coroner changing the manner of the toddler’s death.
Melissa Calusinski is serving 31 years behind bars for the 2009 death of Benjamin Kingan. A coroner this week re-classified the boy’s death as “undetermined.”
CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey sat down with Melissa Calusinski’s father who says today’s developments restore his faith in the justice system.
Originally, pathologists said “fatal acute” bleeding had caused the death of Benjamin Kingan, who died in January 2009. Melissa Calusinski is serving a 31-year prison sentence in the boy’s death.
Newly discovered X-rays of the skull of little Benjamin Kingan could reportedly be critical in the defense of a woman sitting behind bars for his death.
There is a push to free a woman convicted in the death of a baby at a Lincolnshire daycare.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.