Babysitter Found Not Guilty
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CREATED Sep. 1, 2012
SHEBOYGAN, WI (AP) -- A Sheboygan man has been acquitted in the February death of a 2-year-old boy he was babysitting.
The Sheboygan Press reports (http://shebpr.es/UjhyDr ) a jury deliberated for about an hour Friday before finding 28-year-old Joshua Keenan not guilty in the death of Trenton Flickinger.
Keenan, a roommate of Trenton's mom, testified he had fallen asleep on the couch and awoke to barking dogs and the boy screaming. He testified he grabbed Trenton, who slipped and flew across the room, hitting the floor.
Keenan testified Trenton then began acting like he was having a seizure. Hours later, he was brought to the hospital, where he died days later of a traumatic brain injury.
Prosecutors argued Keenan's actions were criminally reckless, while the defense argued the death was an accident.