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Pair arrested over 'hot van' death

Published 08/06/2015

Two nursery workers have been arrested over the death of a girl in a hot vehicle
Two nursery workers have been arrested over the death of a girl in a hot vehicle

Two Louisiana nursery workers were arrested after a 22-month-old girl was left in a hot vehicle for about two hours and died.

Reports say 47-year-old Shelia Newman and 26-year-old April Wright were arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide in the death of Angel Green.

Newman owns the unlicensed day care in Baton Rouge. Wright is an employee there.

Authorities say Wright and Newman used a day care van to take 16 children, including Angel, to get lunch at Jehovah Ministry in Baton Rouge and forgot to get the girl out of the vehicle.

Staff at the hospital told police Angel's body temperature was 108 degrees.

Newman had recently had her day care licence revoked for having too few attendants for the number of children.

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