Florida day care worker avoids prison in 3-year-old's death

Posted at 6:03 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 06:19:45-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNN/WESH) — A Florida day care worker who left a child in a hot day care van for hours will avoid jail time.

Deborah St. Charles pleaded no contest in October to manslaughter by culpable negligence in the death of 3-year-old Myles Hill.

Hill died in August of 2017 after being left for 12 hours in the day care van that St. Charles was driving.

St. Charles will spend 10 years on probation in connection with the Hill’s death.

In February, the little boy's family was angry after showing up to learn St. Charles' punishment and being told of the delay.

“We just want the same justice that anybody else would get. We want to stop living this nightmare over and over again, and just move on with our life,” said James Flowers, the little boy’s uncle.

St. Charles has been out of jail on bond as she waited to learn her sentence.

She had faced up to 15 years in prison.

Coutesy WESH and CNN Newsource