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Child care provider accused of killing 4-year-old girl

BARABOO, WI (WTAQ) - A child care provider is on trial in the death of a 4-year-old girl in southern Wisconsin.

A Sauk County jury heard opening statements Monday in the case of 27-year-old Jeannette Janusiak of Reedsburg. She's charged with first-degree intentional homicide for the death of young Peyton Shearer in 2011.

Janusiak told authorities that the girl fell from a bed, and struck her head on the open drawer of a nightstand. Doctors told police the infant was brain dead after she suffered skull fractures.

Prosecutors said the girl suffered three blows to the head.

Janusiak's trial is scheduled to run through next Wednesday.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)