Trial date set for death at unlicensed daycare
BATON ROUGE - The operator of an unlicensed Baton Rouge daycare where an infant died this summer appeared in court Tuesday morning.
A judge set trial for January 20 for the case of Shelia Newman. She faces negligent homicide charges in the death of 22-month-old Angel Green this past June.
Police reports said Newman left Green in a van back in June for an extended period of time. Investigators said the girl's body temperature when she was brought to a hospital was 108 degrees, and she later died from exposure to the heat.
Authorities arrested both Newman and a daycare worker, April Wright, on negligent homicide charges. The News 2 Investigative Unit found that Newman was currently operating without a license, and that the state had revoked her daycare license in 2014.
Joy Green, the girl's mother, told News 2 she had no idea Newman was running an unlicensed daycare.
In court Tuesday a charge of obstruction of justice against Newman was also dropped, which Green's attorney said was upsetting to the family.
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