Day care worker pleads not guilty

February 20, 2009 5:40:57 AM PST
The daycare worker accused in the death of a toddler entered a not guilty plea in court Thursday. Prosecutors believe 22-year-old Melissa Calusinski slammed the 16-month-old to the ground at the Lincolnshire daycare because he was too noisy.

The child later died from head injuries and Calusinski is charged with first degree murder.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services closed the Minee Subee in the Park pending the outcome of its investigation.