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Daycare owner gets new trial date

Jefferson City, Mo. - A former daycare owner in Cole County convicted in a shaken-baby case has a new trial date.

Shelly Richter of Taos will head to court for a second time in mid-August.

Last March, Richter was found not guilty of child abuse, but convicted for endangering the welfare of a child. One month later, a judge tossed out the decision after Richter claimed that key evidence from an earlier investigation was withheld.

Richter operated an at-home daycare where a seven-month-old baby suffered brain swelling and blindness in 2010 and never recovered. His mother had to give up her job to care for him.


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