Daycare owner arrested over unresponsive baby


Dunwoody Police arrested and charged a 45-year-old daycare owner with multiple charges after a four-month old child was found unresponsive and later died.

According to Dunwoody Police, paramedics and officers were sent to a call of an unresponsive baby at the Little Lovey Daycare on the 2300 block of Leisure Lane Wednesday afternoon. When they arrived, they found the four-month-old infant unresponsive and began trying to resuscitate the baby. DeKalb County paramedics rushed the baby to the hospital, but the infant was later pronounced dead.

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning said the daycare self-reported the death. The department said the four-month-old child was sleeping in a crib for a nap and later found unresponsive. DECAL said it was working with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and Dunwoody Police on the investigation into the death.

Friday, Dunwoody Police said they arrested Amanda Harris Hickey, 45, the owner of the daycare. Hickey faces charges of felony murder and cruelty to children.

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