Ga woman gets 2 years in child's heat death - FOX 35 News Orlando

Ga woman gets 2 years in child's heat death

Posted: Updated:

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - A Warner Robins woman is going to jail for two years after pleading guilty in the heat-related death of a child at a home day care.

Houston County prosecutors say Shelia Henderson pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 3-year-old Andrew Leighlan Calloway in July 2011.

Authorities say Henderson was caring for the boy at an unlicensed home day care when he was left in the locked vehicle after a lunch outing.

The boy was in the car for about an hour in 95-degree heat. He died of heat stroke.

Henderson was initially indicted on charges including felony murder, but those counts were dismissed in a plea bargain.

Henderson is prohibited from operating any more day care facilities under her sentence.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices