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Lawyers on both sides pleased with Gipfert verdict


Neither the prosecution or the defense achieved the verdict it hoped for at the onset of the State of Nebraska vs. Nancy Gipfert.

Last week a jury of six men and six women found the defendant guilty of negligent child abuse, a misdemeanor. This is a lesser conviction than the original charge of child abuse causing serious bodily injury, a felony.

The two-month-old victim in this case became seriously ill after his first visit to Gipfert’s daycare on Sept. 13, 2011. It was later confirmed that he suffered from bleeding around his brain, brain damage and hemorrhages in his eyes.

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