Daycare Provider Enters Plea Deal in Toddler’s Death

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AKRON, Ohio-A daycare provider charged in the death of a 13-month-old left alone in a sweltering SUV, plead guilty to a lesser charge associated with the crime on Wednesday.

Fox 8 News cameras were in a Summit County Common Pleas courtroom when Lisa Scott, 43, of Akron, agreed to plead guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of 13-month-old Aoloni McCray, of Akron.

Scott had been charged with reckless homicide and felony child endangering. The charges carried the possibility of up to 11-years in prison.

Fox 8 News reports that the family of Aoloni McCray asked Common Pleas Judge Tom Parker for Scott to serve no jail time. Judge Parker agreed and sentenced Scott to five-years of probation and community control. During the five years she has to perform 200 hours of community service and is not allowed to perform any type of child care.

Scott was responsible for McCray the morning of September 2, 2011, when she was transporting five children from the west side of Akron to the city’s south side for a play date. The play date was at a home day care center on Russell Avenue in Akron.

Scott did not remove the toddler from the vehicle on that 90-degree day. She was found unresponsive inside an SUV several hours later, according to Akron Police.

The heat index on September 2, 2011 reached nearly 100 degrees. McCray was pronounced dead a short time after being transported to Akron Children’s Hospital.

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