Minn. woman pleads guilty in day care death

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota day care provider has pleaded guilty to felony manslaughter in the death of a baby in her care.

Sixty-six-year-old Beverly Greenagel entered her plea in Dakota County Monday. Greenagel could spend as much as a month in jail under a plea agreement.

The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1eIqOel ) reports Greenagel was the sole licensed child care provider at her house in Eagan on the day in August 2011 that 3-month-old Dane Ableidinger died while napping in a bedroom.

Investigators concluded that he had been face down on a fluffy blanket on the floor —a violation of safe-sleep guidelines — and suffocated. His official cause of death is listed as “probable positional asphyxia.”

The case was set to go to trial next week. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 10.


Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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