VIDEO: Day care worker charged with murder in death of 4-month-old baby
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A 19-year-old old day care worker in Delaware has been charged with murder in the death of an infant under her watch.
Police responded to a call of an unresponsive 4-month-old girl on Thursday at the Little People Child Development Center in Bear, Delaware, a town just southwest of Wilmington. The infant was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.
The article goes on to state the following:
Dejoynay Ferguson has been charged with the infant’s murder, Delaware State Police announced. Police have accused Ferguson of suffocating the girl, allegedly restricting the infant’s breathing when the baby would not stop crying, NBC Philadelphia reports.
Ferguson told investigators the child was “fussy,” police documents reveal, which is why she put her hand over the girl’s mouth and nose.
Surveillance footage appeared to show Ferguson covering the girl’s mouth for more than three minutes, according to an affidavit obtained by NBC Philadelphia. The baby was apparently moving when Ferguson picked her up, but unresponsive after the day care worker put her down.
Ferguson has been charged with first-degree murder with bail set to $1 million. It was unclear if she had a lawyer.
Delaware State Police have indefinitely suspended the license of the Little People Child Development Center
A woman, 19, was caught on camera killing a 4-month old at a Delaware day care because the girl was crying.
Dejoynay Ferguson “intentionally restricted her breathing until she became unresponsive,” Delaware State Police said in a statement.https://t.co/KzXrTK4f58
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) September 7, 2019
#BREAKING: Investigators say 19-year-old Dejoynay M. Ferguson placed her hands over the baby’s mouth and nose and intentionally restricted her breathing until she became unresponsive. She then placed the baby back in her crib. https://t.co/bNac5I8r83
— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) September 6, 2019
A Bear, Delaware childcare center has been shut down indefinitely after a 19-year-old worker was arrested for the murder of an infant at the facility. Dejoynay Ferguson is charged with 1st degree murder and is being held on a million dollar bond. pic.twitter.com/9dMSKXAqxy
— Kimberly Davis CBS3 (@KimberlyDavisTV) September 6, 2019
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