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Defendant: Melissa Calusinski
(Lincolnshire Police Department photo / January 16, 2009)
Charge: First-degree murder and aggravated battery of a child
Melissa Calusinski, 22, of Carpentersville is charged in the death of 16-month-old Benjamin Kingan,who died after she allegedly threw him to the floor of a day-care center, cracking his skull, on Jan. 14, 2009. Authorities alleged she was frustrated because he was noisy.
Police said Calusinski, an employee at the Minee Subee in the Park day-care center in Lincolnshire, left the child to slowly die as he crawled to his chair. The day-care center has since been closed.
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