New questions in RI toddler’s 2002 murder

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island judge is considering an
emergency motion to release a woman convicted of killing her
19-month-old daughter.

That's after a lawyer said a former client, the woman's
ex-boyfriend Daniel Fusco, told him in 2002 that he'd actually
caused the injuries that killed Kimberly Mawson's daughter that
year.

Mawson was sentenced to 35 years in prison after her 2007
conviction, and Fusco testified against her.

Two weeks ago, attorney Richard Corley told State Supreme Court
officials that Fusco said he hurt the toddler.

The high court has since ordered a lower court to hear a motion
for a new trial for Mawson. Meanwhile, Judge Edwin J. Gale said
Wednesday he'd consider the motion to release Mawson on bail.

Corley didn't comment Friday when reached by The Providence
Journal. The paper couldn't reach Fusco.