HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A former Eagan home day care provider was sentenced to 45 days in jail for placing a baby in an unsafe sleep position that contributed to his death.
Sixty-six-year-old Beverly Greenagel was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in December to second-degree manslaughter.
Dakota County Judge Michael Mayer told Greenagel that 3-month-old Dane Ableidinger died because of her actions.
The boy died on Aug. 18, 2011, after being placed face down on a fluffy blanket — a violation of safe-sleep standards. Greenagel was watching 21 children at the time, more than allowed under state supervision requirements.
The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1gXvUCH ) reports Greenagel agreed to give a presentation to other child care providers on every August 18 for the next 10 years on the need to follow safety guidelines.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com