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Gipfert found guilty on lesser charge

Jury attributes incident to negligence rather than deliberate abuse


After seven hours of deliberation on Thursday a jury found Nancy Gipfert guilty of negligent child abuse, a lesser charge than the one initially lodged against her.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 8, 2014.

Gipfert was originally charged with one count of child abuse causing serious bodily injury, a felony, for her part in the incidences leading up the hospitalization of a two-month-old who was at her daycare prior to suffering seizures and brain injuries.

Both the defense and prosecution delivered closing arguments Thursday morning, following seven days in court. The prosecution strove t...

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