Gist & Gossip

Daycare owner charged following death of 2-year-old after investigators spot abuse in TV reflection

Daycare owner charged following death of 2-year-old after investigators spot abuse in TV reflection (Updated: 1 year ago)


A daycare owner has been charged following the death of a two-year-old girl who mysteriously died in her care 5 months ago.

The 2-year-old isn't the first child to die in the woman's care but a reflection on the TV led to her arrest.

Kaylee Thomas's death at the home of Jessica Anne Cherry on August 18, 2020 had been ruled indeterminate; but on Tuesday, Jan 26, the Chief Medical Examiner finally declared it a homicide, leading detectives to immediately arrest and charge the 37-year-old with second degree murder.

After the toddler died, police obtained a search warrant and discovered a Ring camera inside the daycare had been moved so that it faced a television screen.

But upon closer inspection, prosecutors claimed they could see several disturbing instances of abuse of other children the week before, caught in the screen's reflection.

Police said they could make out Cherry covering an infant’s nose and mouth tightly with a cloth, and then abandoning him alone in a room.

In another instance, they said they saw Cherry slapping an infant. Audio of the child crying in pain could be heard in the court when the video was played during a bond hearing.

As a result, Cherry was charged with two counts of gross wanton or reckless care for a child, two counts of endangerment cruelty or injuries to children, stab/cut wounds with malicious intent and attempted malicious wounding, but faced no charges in the death of Kaylee.

It also emerged during that hearing that Kaylee wasn't the first child to die in Cherry's care that year.

The prosecutor mentioned she was being investigated after a one-year-old boy was found unresponsive at her home on January 16, 2020. He died at hospital four days later.

The cause and manner of the boy's death have not been revealed, and no one has been charged.

Add a coment

Recent Posts

Terry Apala
Terry Apala
Chidinma
Chidinma
9ice
9ice
Emo Grae
Emo Grae
DJ Enimoney
DJ Enimoney
Koker
Koker
Waconzy
Waconzy
Diamond Jimma
Diamond Jimma
Samklef
Samklef
Danny Young
Danny Young
Popcaan
Popcaan
SkiiBii
SkiiBii
Faze
Faze
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj
Illbliss
Illbliss
Bisa Kdei
Bisa Kdei
Viktoh
Viktoh
M.anifest
M.anifest
Mz Kiss
Mz Kiss
CDQ
CDQ
Seyi Vibez
Seyi Vibez
Ozzybee
Ozzybee
Davido
Davido
Niniola
Niniola
Larry Gaaga
Larry Gaaga
Drizz Ace
Drizz Ace
Ceeza Milli
Ceeza Milli
DaBaby
DaBaby
Frank Edwards
Frank Edwards
Solidstar
Solidstar
Rema
Rema
Mascara Vibez
Mascara Vibez
DJ Baddo
DJ Baddo
Wale
Wale
DJ OP Dot
DJ OP Dot
Killertunes
Killertunes
KayKay...
KayKay...
DJ Neptune
DJ Neptune
Ibraah
Ibraah
JeriQ
JeriQ
NAIJAKIT.COM

Trending Posts