Eagan day care provider in court for child death 12 Jul 12

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – An Eagan day care provider is being held in jail on $75,000 bond and faces manslaughter charges in the death of a baby in her care.

The Dakota County medical examiner initially was unable to determine a cause of death for 3-month-old Dane Ableidinger, but later ruled the death was the result of “probable positional asphyxia.”

Prosecutors say 64-year-old Beverly Anne Greenagel told investigators she put the baby down for a nap last August in a crib, but later changed her story and said she placed the infant on a folded blanket on the floor. The baby was later found unresponsive.

KARE-TV says Greenagel was licenses to care for up to 12 children, but had 20 in her care on that day, including three infants. Greenagel made her first court appearance Wednesday.

Information from: KARE-TV, http://www.kare11.com