Daycare owner in court after accused of shaking baby


COLES COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A Mattoon daycare owner accused of shaking a baby was in court Thursday.

Carmen Petak is charged with aggravated battery. The judge heard testimony that Petak told police she was “extremely aggravated” she could not calm down a 5-month-old, which lead her to shake him.

The judge ordered her case be moved forward. Petak’s trial is set to start in June. She could face anywhere from 6-30 years in prison if convicted.

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