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Reedsburg woman convicted of killing her best friend's baby girl

The judge's gavel is seen in court room 422 of the New York Supreme Court at 60 Centre Street February 3, 2012. Picture taken February 3, 20
The judge's gavel is seen in court room 422 of the New York Supreme Court at 60 Centre Street February 3, 2012. Picture taken February 3, 20

BARABOO, WI (WTAQ) - A babysitter from Reedsburg has been found guilty of killing a four-month-girl who was in her care.

Jurors delberated for two-and-a-half hours Wednesday, before convicting 27-year-old Jeannette Janusiak of first-degree intentional homicide. A sentencing date was not set.

She'll get a mandatory life prison term, but a Sauk County judge can set a possible date for a supervised release that's at least 20 years down the road.

The defense said it was not likely that Janusiak -- who did not have a history of child abuse -- would intentionally kill who was the daughter of her best friend.

Peyton Shearer died in 2011. Prosecutors said the baby's blood was splattered on a wall, used diapers, and bedding. Janusiak had told investigators that Peyton fell from a bed, and struck her head on the open drawer of a nightstand.

Authorities said she suffered three blows to the head.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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