Trial ordered in baby's death

March 13, 2008 7:40:59 AM PDT
A day care provider from Verona has been ordered to stand trial in the death of a four-month-old boy in her care. Thirty-seven-year-old Jennifer Hancock is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the September death of Lincoln Wilber. Hancock will also be tried on a charge of abusing the baby last August.

Doctor Barbara Knox testified in Dane County Circuit Court yesterday that she examined the baby shortly after he was brought to University Hospital, when he had no pulse and was bleeding in his brain. Knox concluded that Lincoln had suffered abusive head injuries that happened shortly before the babysitter called 911.

A detective testified Hancock had no idea what happened to the child.


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