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Woman convicted in daycare death seeks new trial

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A woman convicted of reckless homicide in the death in 2007 of a baby boy at her home daycare is asking a Dane County judge to grant her a new trial because new evidence has turned up.

Jennifer Hancock argues in her motion that medical testimony in her trial in 2009 was so flawed that even the prosecution’s lead medical expert no longer believes 4-month-old Lincoln Weber was a victim of abuse.

The State Journal reports the 48-year-old Hancock is scheduled for release in about three years following her 13-year prison sentence.

She is represented by the Wisconsin Innocence Project, which filed a motion this week that says there’s ample new evidence to overturn Hancock’s conviction and order a new trial.

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