Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Baby Shaken Dead, Babysitter Punished
Christy Woppert of Mukwonago was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 years of extended supervision for causing the death of Mason Maciosek.Mason was just nine-weeks old when he died of shaken baby syndrome. Woppert was babysitting him at the time of his death. "I do believe justice finally has been served. We waited a long time for today, and I am so glad that it's over," said Mason's grandmother Jill Maciosek.Mason would have turned two Friday. He died on April 12, 2005."We're going to celebrate his birthday and we have a cake. We're leaving here and we're going to the cemetery. That was the best birthday present we could ever give him, is to see her walk out," Jill Maciosek said.Woppert maintained her innocence. She said she loved baby Mason and did nothing to harm him."I understand that they are feeling hurt and sadness, and they will never have him back.