Fla. family outraged after infant dies at daycare
The 2-month-old baby girl died at a state-licensed childcare facility inside a home.
she honestly had just started smiling and giggling. The family of two month old Jersey mcknight never imagined these images would be some of the last, I just assumed she was in good care the past four months have brought a tidal wave of emotions and they're still angry. Child abuse, child neglect. This neglect all day august 9th Jerseys mom says she dropped her off for her first day at hugger family daycare, a state licensed facility inside this Perry home were recommended by tons of people said goodbye just before eight a.m. Around 3 30 got a hysterical call from the mother of another child there. My heart stopped. Something had happened to one of the Children. I'm getting closer and closer to the scene and his ambulance as the text is. This police like she didn't realize how serious it was until an officer greeted her at the door. Later learning what state records insinuate. Jersey had allegedly been left unattended on a changing table and somehow scooted off, landing in a nearby mop bucket where the 2.5 month old drowned there alone. Leaving her is just negligent. Recently, a grand jury determined not to indict the daycare owner on criminal charges in a 10 to 8 decision, which has left the entire family reeling. I'm still in shock. I'm just hoping I heard it wrong. That's just like taking a bucket of water, throwing it out there in the yard and when it dries up is over with my grand baby was way more than a bucket of war. The State Attorney's office had no comment on the case. The Perry Police Department declined to be interviewed for this story and our request for the incident report. But they say despite that grand jury decision in this case is still active and ongoing and they are even considering some new evidence. State records show the daycare had been cited as noncompliant on not one but two different occasions, including a violation about five weeks before Jerseys death for having seven Children under three years old. More than allowed by florida law something mom and dad say they weren't aware of until it was too late. I need some ounces. I need some I need some answers. I need some justice. We reached out to the daycare owner in person and over the phone but we're hung up on by whoever answered. Meanwhile, Jerseys family waits remembering their baby and hoping their patients will somehow pay off. He won't be forgotten. Justice will be served, disappointed that get a piece of that today. But is there? Mhm.