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Day care provider guilty in baby death

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crime Jamestown, 58401
Jamestown North Dakota 121 3rd St NW 58401

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A jury has found a Bloomington day care provider and her daughter guilty in the death of a 22-month-old boy.

A Hennepin County jury deliberated for 12 hours before finding 48-year-old Doris Meeks and 22-year-old Harmony Newman guilty Wednesday. They were convicted of second-degree manslaughter while committing child neglect and second-degree manslaughter while committing child endangerment, but acquitted of second-degree man-slaughter through culpable negligence.

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Demar died of asphyxiation after being buckled into a car seat in a playpen, a center buckle strapped under his chin.

Sentencing is Dec. 21. The two could face up to 10 years in prison.

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