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Bloomington Daycare Providers Indicted

A Bloomington mother and daughter have been indicted Thursday for the death of a 22-month-old at their daycare center last summer.

The young boy was found strapped in a car seat in the basement of Mama D's daycare center.

According to The Star Tribune, Doris D. Meeks, 48, and Harmony S. Newman, 21, were indicted by a grand jury. Each faces three counts of second-degree manslaughter in connection with child neglect, child endangerment and culpable negligence.

The cause of death as reported by Fox 9 was listed as “anoxic encephalopathy due to mechanical asphyxia from chest compression due to car seat straps."

The daycare was licensed for 14 children and on the day of the incident there were 24 present.