ST. LOUIS (AP) — A babysitter who fell on an infant has gotten two years of probation for causing the boy’s death.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday that Kelly Schneeberger was sentenced after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of child endangerment.
The 43-year-old Wentzville woman was charged in the October 2016 death of 6-week-old Byron Matlock of Warren County from traumatic brain injury.
Schneeberger told authorities she had a medical condition that caused her to lose her balance and typically relied on a walker, but didn’t have it that day. Prosecutors said the condition and the cramped conditions of her home put the boy at risk.
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Prosecutor Tim Lohmar said the fall was “truly an accident,” but that she was negligent.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com