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Casper Wyoming Day Care Center Operator Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges Involving Death of Infant

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Sara Beth Whited, a former day care center owner in Casper, Wyoming, pled guilty to child endangerment. The charge was pressed against Whited after an infant, 3-month-old Tyler Parker, died in the Wyoming day care center in October 2010. Autopsy reports revealed that Tyler died as a result of suffocation, he was swaddled in a blanket and placed on soft-foam mattress. When Tyler’s mother, Nichole Parker, found her son he was cold and unresponsive. After being discovered, Tyler was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Whited was ordered to serve a year of unsupervised probation and was also given a one-year suspended jail sentence. A local newspaper reported that Whited would no longer be unable to operate her daycare center because her guilty plea barred her from obtaining future licensing. For more read Former Casper, Wyoming, daycare operator pleads guilty to child endangerment.

Also, if you would like to read more details concerning the October 2010 death please read Criminal Charges Filed in Day Care Death of Child (Tyler Parker) – Death Caused by Asphyxia of Bedding.