Foster mom "not guilty" in baby's death

The News Leader

March 29, 2010 4:30:24 PM PDT
A judge has found a Connecticut woman not guilty of manslaughter in the death of her 7-month-old foster child nearly two years ago. Rockville Superior Court Judge William Bright Jr. also ruled Monday that Suzanne Listro is not guilty of risk of injury to a minor in the death of Michael Brown Jr.

He said he did not know if the death was an accident but could not determine without a reasonable doubt that Listro inflicted the injuries.

The child died May 19, 2008, of blunt traumatic head injury.

Listro, a former employee of the state Department of Children and Families, had been accused of killing him by violently shaking him.

The 44-year-old Listro said he died after falling from bed.