Friday, April 19, 2013

Shelley Richter: She is to get a new trial in her "shaken baby" case - after being convicted of a lesser offence. News Tribune.

STORY: "Richter to get new trial in 'shaken baby'  case: Trial date to be set later,"  by reporter Bob Watson, published on April 18, 2013.

GIST:  "Shelley Richter will get a new trial. Five weeks ago, a Cole County jury found Richter guilty of endangering the welfare of a child, for the Aug. 19, 2010, accident in her home day care center that left a 7 month-old boy with serious head injuries. But the jury found Richter not guilty of the more serious charge, felony child abuse. Richter had argued that she dropped the boy as she was falling backwards, after tripping over a toddler who had walked behind her. Cole County Presiding Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce apologized to the baby’s family, that they will have to go through another trial. But, she said, Richter was entitled to the new trial because a November 2010 sheriff’s report of a new hotline call investigation never was provided to the prosecution or defense. “I do not understand how the sheriff’s office did not forward this report,” Joyce said."

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