Lisa Randall, Peoria Woman Wrongfully Accused in Baby-Killing Case, Sues Officials
We first heard about the Lisa Randall case about six months before we broke the story of her unfortunate prosecution here in "Phantom Murder," published last July.It took awhile to wrap our head around the unusually tragic and complex facts that had landed the Peoria grandmother and veteran day-care operator in jail awaiting trial on the worst death-penalty rap imaginable--killing a 4-month-old baby boy whose mother had dropped her off before going to work.
We also became convinced after looking at all the evidence and speaking to experts in the field of child abuse that officials, including Peoria police detectives, county prosecutors and the doctor who performed the autopsy, were wrong--that the death of little Dillon Uutela hadn't been a murder at all.
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