Charges Dropped Against Longtime Inmate In 2002 Shaken Baby Case
A Columbus woman who has spent nearly two decades in prison on allegations of killing a baby in her care has been ordered released from prison after new evidence led to charges being dropped.
Prison inmate Kim Hoover-Moore ran a home day care in Columbus and was put on trial after she found a 9-month-old girl in her care unresponsive in 2002.
The 57-year-old Hoover-Moore was convicted based on a coroner's assessment that the child suffered from so-called shaken baby syndrome.
On Thursday a judge vacated Hoover-Moore's conviction based on evidence of an older, undetected injury and ordered her immediate release.