The owner of a Lincolnshire day-care center where an employee allegedly killed a baby boy has entered a plea of not guilty to charges she lied to police investigating the death.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office said Judith Katz pleaded not guilty to a charge of obstruction of justice.
Katz, 64, was released on bail pending a scheduled Sept. 28 trial.
Police say Katz, the owner of Minee Subee in the Park in the north suburb, told employees to say two adults were present when 22-year-old Melissa Calusinski allegedly threw 16-month-old Benjamin Kingan to the ground.
The center was ordered closed following Kingan's death.
But police say Calusinski was the only adult present Jan. 14, a violation of state requirements.
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