Wyoming jury: Woman not guilty of killing 16-month-old son
Apr. 13, 2018
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a woman suspected of killing her 16-month-old son (all times local):
A jury in Wyoming has found a woman not guilty of killing her 16-month-old son.
Jurors in Cheyenne deliberated two hours Thursday and five-and-a-half hours Friday before finding 25-year-old Sabrina Sawicki not guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.
KGAB Radio reports jurors also found Sawicki not guilty of reckless endangering.
An autopsy concluded the boy died of "abusive head trauma" and prosecutors argued Sawicki had shaken and slammed him against something in April 2017.
Defense Attorney Cassie Craven argued water was found in the boy's lungs and investigators didn't look deeply into whether the boy drowned.
Sawicki was facing life in prison.
A jury will continue deliberating on a case against a Cheyenne woman suspected of killing her 16-month-old son.
Attorneys from both sides of the case delivered their final arguments on Thursday afternoon.
Laramie County District Attorney Jeremiah Sandburg says evidence suggests that the boy died after Sabrina Sawicki shook him and slammed him to death against an unyielding object in April 2017.
Defense Attorney Cassie Craven argues that although water was found in the boy's lungs, investigators didn't explore the possibility of a drowning death more in depth.
Sawicki has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.
She is facing a life in prison if found guilty.
The jurors will reconvene Friday morning to continue deliberating.