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Springfield Woman Convicted In Shaken Baby Case

Photo by Patrick Yeagle

KaidenGullidge only lived to be eleven months old. The baby died while with a daycare provider who had been watching him for a couple days. She claimed he became unresponsive while sitting on his own — but the child's family and prosecutors contend he was shaken and abused by the woman who had been trusted to protect him.

68 year old Springfield resident Cammie Kelley was convicted of second-degree manslaughter earlier this month. Writer for Illinois Times, Patrick Yeagle has been following the case. His reports have focused on the claims of shaken baby syndrome, which has become a controversial topic. Some say it has often been misdiagnosed to explain what are actually a naturally occurring deaths. Yeagle joined us to talk more about the case:

Click here to read Patrick Yeagle's story in the Illinois Times.

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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