Convicted baby sitter asks for leniency
- Associated Press
- July 7, 2014 - 10:55 AM
BARABOO, Wis. — A baby sitter convicted in Sauk County of killing an infant in her care has asked a judge for leniency.
Jeanette Janusiak has written a letter to the sentencing judge, Patrick Taggart, asking for the possibility of parole at the earliest date allowed under the law.
The 27-year-old Reedsburg woman insists she was wrongly convicted of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Payten Rain Shearer, the 4-month-old daughter of her best friend. Janusiak will be sentenced July 14.
The Baraboo News Republic (http://bit.ly/1tg3Bes ) says Janusiak told the judge she will continue to proclaim her innocence and believes "the truth will one day prevail."
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