Former Kansas Day Care Provider Sentenced to Prison

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A former Wichita day care provider has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for the death of a 13 month old in her care.

The sentence was imposed Friday in Sedgwick County District Court in the case against Jessica Cummings. A jury convicted her in December of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Kailee Hundley.

The girl died in March 2008 after she was partially strapped in a car seat that was too small for her and left unsupervised for more than two hours in a bathroom at the day care. The coroner determined Kailee slipped down and strangled on the strap.

Cummings had testified at her trial that she hadn't meant any harm to Kailee. But under cross-examination, she acknowledged that regulations for licensed day care providers require a child under 18 months should sleep in a crib or a playpen.

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