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Woman (Day Care Worker) Arrested on Charges Related to Death of Baby at Baker (California) Day Care Center

By Scott A. Marks, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


Police officials in Baker, California, have arrested a former day are worker in connection with the October 2010 death of a 2-month-old baby at a local day care center. 22-year-old Ashley Rene Reifer was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of cruelty to a juvenile. The autopsy of Brody Hopper revealed that Brody died of traumatic brain injury or Shaken Baby Syndrome, said Police Chief Make Knaps. Reifer worked at Busy Bee Learning Center in Baker, California. According to investigators, Brody was in her sole care on the day of his death.

The death of this infant is a tragedy for his family and community. Reifer will be entitled to a criminal defense attorney or the services of the public defender’s office Children in day cares must always be handled with patience and care. State legislatures are enforcing stricter screening requirements for those who intent to work at day cares. Hopefully, this stricter requirements will make day care centers safer for children. If you would like to read more on this story please see Former day care worker arrested and charged after autopsy results reveal death of 2-month-old infant caused by shaken baby syndrome.

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