- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The former owner of an unlicensed Baton Rouge day care has been indicted in the June 5 death of a 22-month-old girl left unattended on a 92-degree day in a day care van.

Local media report that 48-year-old Shelia Newman was charged with negligent homicide Thursday by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury in the death of Angel Green.

Police say Newman and day care employee April Wright had taken 16 children to lunch, but only 15 kids were unloaded from the van when they returned. Wright later realized Angel was missing, and found her in the front passenger seat of the van.

Police say the girl had been in the van for at least two hours.

Staff at the hospital told police Angel’s body temperature was 108 degrees.



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