Babysitter sentenced for infant's death in Schuylkill County

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 31, 2019 3:46 AM

(Pottsville) -- A judge in Schuylkill County has sentenced a woman to a maximum of 14 years in prison for the death of an infant she was babysitting.

Amanda Lynn Vernitsky of Schuylkill Haven has been sentenced after she pleaded no contest to a charge of third-degree murder.

Police say Vernitsky was watching 5-month-old Kaden Krause in June 2017 when he was reported unresponsive.

Kaden was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say Vernitsky told officers Kaden had fallen on the floor, but a coroner determined he died of blunt force trauma to his head.

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