Worker accused in daycare death bonds out of jail
BATON ROUGE - One of two women accused in the death of a toddler at an unlicensed daycare bonded out of jail Tuesday afternoon.
Jail records showed 26-year-old April Wright received a $50,000 bond for the charge of negligent homicide. She and the owner of the unlicensed daycare, 47-year-old Shelia Newman, are both accused in the death of 22-month-old Angel Green.
Authorities said on June 5 Wright and Newman left Green in the back of a vehicle and forgot she was there when they put other children they were watching down for a nap. When the women couldn't find Green later police said they went looking and discovered the child unresponsive in the back of the hot vehicle.
Green was rushed to a nearby fire station for help and taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police later said she had an internal core temperature of 108 degrees when she died.
Investigators said Newman also told Wright to lie to investigators about what happened, and claim the girl had been outside playing in the heat when she started to throw up. Newman faces an additional charge of obstruction as a result, and was given a $120,000 bond. She was still in jail as of Tuesday afternoon.