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Reedsburg woman charged in infant death

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REEDSBURG, Wis. (AP) -- A 24-year-old woman is facing homicide charges in Sauk County for allegedly killing a 4-month-old girl whom she was babysitting.

   The Baraboo News Republic reports (http://bit.ly/pW1NWF) that Jeanette M. Janusiak of Reedsburg was charged Friday after telling investigators the infant was fine after she accidentally dropped her Thursday morning but later became unresponsive. But a doctor who examined the child said the severity of her injuries indicate she would have been unresponsive immediately.

   The Sauk County District Attorney's office charged Janusiak Friday with first-degree intentional homicide. The identity of the infant has not been released.

   Janusiak is being held in the Sauk County jail. A booking agent there said Saturday that she could not pass along a message requesting comment.

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   Information from: Baraboo News Republic, http://www.wiscnews.com/bnr

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