Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) – A CBS Report: Blaming Melissa

Melissa Calusinski was convicted in 2012 of murdering 16-month-old Benjamin Kingan at a day care center in Lincolnshire, IL by throwing him to the floor.

She “confessed” after a 10-hour interrogation, but has always maintained her innocence.

CBS “48 Hours” will air a report on the case Saturday, Feb. 28 at 10:00 PM EST.  See a preview here.

See the Chicago Tribune story from March, 2012 here.

8 responses to “Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) – A CBS Report: Blaming Melissa

  1. Give her another trial.

  2. Please allow this innocent girl a fair chance at life and another trial. Hopefully the next jurors will get the truth about the autopsy and understand what it means to be questioning an old injury months previous from the death. Also the method with which the co-erced confession was obtained was shameful. The doctor that did the first autopsy should be ashamed of himself.

  3. I watched this on 48 Hours. The interrogation was killing me. you can tell she is innocent. Those two cops should be put in jail. The one question I have is why did the dad let them keep her for so long? I have a daughter and I would have got an attorney and taken her out of there. Give her a fair trial. I hope those two cops can sleep at night knowing they put the most innocent person I have ever seen in prison.

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