Friday, August 24, 2012

In Wisconsin, Appeals court upholds baby sitter conviction | Shaken Baby Syndrome

A Wisconsin appeals court has reportedly upheld the homicide conviction of a Madison-area baby sitter for causing the death of an infant in her care in 2007.
The Fourth District Court of Appeals on Thursday reportedly ruled that Jennifer Hancock was properly convicted of first-degree reckless homicide in the death of 4-month-old Lincoln Wilber.
An autopsy reportedly concluded the boy died from non-accidental abusive head trauma.
Hancock appealed, reportedly arguing that prosecutors should not have been allowed to cross-examine her expert witness about articles pertaining to infant trauma written by people not present at the trial.
The appeals court reportedly says any error in allowing questioning about the articles was harmless.
Hancock was reportedly the only adult caring for the child in a Verona home when he suffered a head injury.
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