Mother and Daughter Indicted For Death in Day Care.
A Bloomington woman and daughter were indicted Thursday on charges of manslaughter for the death of a 22-month-old boy at the woman's day-care last summer, reports the Star Tribune.
Doris D. Meeks and Harmony S. Newman. were charged with three charges of manslaughter each for child neglect, child endangerment, and culpable negligence.
Demar Joseph-Amir Hicks as placed in a car seat in a play-pen for a nap on Aug. 28 at Mama D's Day Care on 10th Avenue South, reports the KTSP TV.
Police told the Star Tribune that Hicks was found unconscious with the seat belt buckle under his chin. He was revived by paramedics as he was taken to Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina where he died two days later.
According to the indictment, Meeks had left Newman in charge of watching the 23 children while she went to run some errands. Meeks' license only allows her to watch up to 14 children at a time and requires two adults to be present at a time.
Meeks' license has been suspended and the county has shut down the daycare, reports KTSP.