asinello was baby-sitting then-1-year-old Christian Cail in October when she dipped his feet in hot bath water, inflicting second- and third-degree burns. The child underwent a skin graft operation and his parents are still treating his scars.
Christian's father, Dillon Cail, 24, said it was hard to believe at first that Pasinello would hurt the child on purpose.
"She was my wife's best friend since they were 11," Cail said.
Initially, Dillon and Becket Cail said they didn't want Pasinello to go to jail because she has two children of her own, Assistant District Attorney Lyn Murphy said.
But the Cails' feelings toward their former baby sitter have changed. Dillon Cail said Pasinello promised to help his family pay Christian's medical bills, but has yet to give them any money.
"She hasn't shown me she's sorry, but there's no point in holding ill feelings toward her. I'm fortunate my son is alive, he's happy, he's smiling," Cail said. "I know he has a good baby sitter now, my wife's mother."
The Cails didn't have health insurance when Christian was hurt and have faced $70,000 in medical bills. Cail said friends, relatives and total strangers have held fundraisers and given him $15,000. He is also waiting to hear from the state Crime Victims Board, which provides money to crime victims. Cail said he is thankful to everyone who helped his son and wants people to know Christian still wears special socks to help minimize scarring, but he can swim and play like any normal boy. His treatment will be finished in six months, Cail said.