A Florida daycare worker has been charged with the death of a 2-year-old boy left in July in the stuffy vehicle for hours.
The Broward sheriff's office arrested Engrid Thurston, 46, on Friday. She was charged with aggravated manslaughter following the death of Noah Sneed on July 29, who was left inside the vehicle for more than five hours in the Ceressa’s Daycare & Preschool in Oakland Park, when the temperature reached 93 ° C.
Thurston was reportedly released on bail on Saturday.
According to the inspectors, Thurston reportedly recovered Sneed and other children on July 29, adding that she had set off a security alarm in the van that would have alerted her if she had left someone behind.
Thurston would have shut the alarm - which would make a noise if the passengers were left inside - before leaving the kids out of the van that day.
A medical examiner would have determined that Sneed had died of hyperthermia.
In the event of conviction, Thurston could be sentenced to life imprisonment for manslaughter on a child.
It was not known immediately if Thurston had a lawyer.