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Care giver on trial in death of 4-month-old

  • Associated Press
  • June 10, 2014 - 6:30 AM

BARABOO, Wis. — A child care provider is on trial in Sauk County for the death of a 4-month-old child.

Jeannette Janusiak is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the 2011 death of Peyton Shearer. Prosecutors say the baby died from three blows to the head. The Reedsburg woman says the child fell off a bed and her head on an open nightstand drawer.

A criminal complaint says a doctor who examined the child told police the baby was brain-dead after suffering skull fractures from blows to the head.

WISC-TV (http://bit.ly/1pfhpTX ) reports jury selection and opening statements were done Monday.

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