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Attorney For Wichita Daycare: Lawnmower Accident 'Not Criminal'

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) — Investigators have released few details about how a one-and-a-half-year-old was run over by a lawnmower at a Wichita home daycare last Thursday.

Following the incident, Christina Hunt, who runs the facility, was arrested on aggravated charges and later released.

In an interview with KAKEnews this week, Hunt's lawyer also shied away from specific details, saying instead his client feels terrible about the girl's injuries.

"It shouldn't happen to anybody. But just because an accident happened, does not necessarily translate to criminal charges," David Moses said.

Hunt has not yet been charged in this case.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has also indefinitely shut down her busienss.

Moses says there are three potential levels of repercussions Hunt could face: sanctions from the state, a civil case or a criminal trial.

"If you look at the statute for aggravated endangerment of a child, there has to be proof beyond reasonable doubt the conduct was reckless. The conduct on the part of the individual accused is reckless. And reckless has a much higher standard than just civil negligence."

Once Wichita Police complete its investigation, the case will go to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office.

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