Ind. judge dismisses charges against Melissa Swiontek

Melissa Swiontek

June 27, 2013 7:04:14 PM PDT
A judge in Indiana has dismissed charges of neglect against the mother of a murdered toddler.

Melissa Swiontek is the mother of Jada Justice, 2.

Justice was murdered in 2009. She was beaten, killed and left in a local swamp.

The girl's babysitter and her boyfriend were convicted in the murder, but Swiontek faced neglect charges in her death.

On Thursday, a Lake County Criminal Court judge ruled she had no reason to foresee Justice's death.