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Charges dropped against longtime inmate in shaken baby case


Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who has spent nearly two decades in prison on allegations of killing a baby in her care has been ordered released from prison after new evidence led to charges being dropped. Prison inmate Kim Hoover-Moore ran a home day care in Columbus and was put on trial after she found a 9-month-old girl in her care unresponsive in 2002. The 57-year-old Hoover-Moore was convicted based on a coroner’s assessment that the child suffered from so-called shaken baby syndrome. On Thursday a judge vacated Hoover-Moore’s conviction based on evidence of an older, undetected injury and ordered her immediate release.

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