Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Toddler Injured in Lawnmower Accident
Surgeons at Hasbro Children’s Hospital amputated the foot of a 2-year-old girl severely injured in a lawnmower accident Monday afternoon at her babysitter’s home at 11 William J. Higgins Road.
Babysitter Jailed in Infant's Shaking Death to be Returned to Haiti
A babysitter accused of shaking a 10-month-old baby to death will receive credit for six years' time served and be returned to her native Haiti under terms of a plea bargain. Nelly Rose Joseph, 54, originally faced a first-degree murder charge and the possibility of life in prison, but because of evidence issues and her diagnosis as "borderline retarded," prosecutors agreed to downgrade the charge to manslaughter.