Jennifer Grady-Paswater (NIU-COL 2004) obtained convictions following trial against a woman who was charged with burning her then 16 month old baby in June 2008. The baby had second degree burns on its back and forehead. The State's experts could not determine what caused the burns, but they could tell that the burns were not consistent with sunburn, as the mother had claimed.
Cara M. Geckles was found guilty of aggravated battery to a child causing great bodily harm, which carries a possible sentence of 6 to 30 years. She was also convicted of aggravated battery to a child causing disfigurement, which carries a possible sentence of 2 to 5 years.
Sentencing has been scheduled for July 12th. Full details from the State Journal-Register can be found HERE.
Great job Jen!