"An update is expected next week in the case of a suburban woman who may have been wrongfully convicted of killing a toddler in her care. It’s the case of Melissa Calusinki, who was found guilty of murder four years ago and sentenced to 31 years in prison. Now her mother is speaking to CBS 2’s Brad Edwards for the first time since the case broke back open. “I want her home,” she says. A Monday court hearing looms. It’s a post-conviction petition status — a potential step towards freedom. Ben Kingan died from a previous, untreated injury. Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd, citing newly recovered X-rays, changed the manner of death from homicide to undetermined. Calusinski admitted guilt only after nine hours of interrogation and after 79 denials."
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