Calusinski Wins First Step In Bid For New Trial In Toddler’s Death

    10994445_1412903809012236_8469659767226333335_nCHICAGO (CBS) — A former daycare center worker has won the first round of her bid for a new trial in the death of a toddler in Lincolnshire.

    Melissa Calusinski’s attorneys hope a Lake County Judge will grant them an evidentiary hearing on X-ray evidence that they say contradicts the original autopsy ruling that 16-month-old Benjamin Kingan died of a skull fracture in 2009.

    Four years ago, Calusinski was convicted of murder in Kingan’s death, and was later sentenced to 31 years in prison. However, earlier this year, Lake County Coroner Dr. Thomas Rudd changed the official ruling on the cause of death from homicide to undetermined. Read More »