A Clayton County grand jury has sent an indictment to a judge in the case of a 2-year-old girl who died while locked in a hot van outside a Jonesboro day care center, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Jazmin Green died in June 2011 after allegedly being left in a day care van following a group outing to Chuck E. Cheese. Authorities said the child wasn't missed by the staff for two to three hours. She was found unconscious and strapped in a seat.
A court clerk told Channel 2 that Marlo's Magnificent Early Learning Center owner Marlo Fallings and her daughter Quantabia Hopkins were indicted on involuntary manslaughter charges, and the indictment has been sent to a judge.
The district attorney's office would only say nothing will be official in the case until Friday, Channel 2 said.
Bright from the Start, the state agency that regulates day care centers, said Marlo's Magnificent showed "shocking intentional misconduct" in Jazmin's death and the center's violation of rules "demonstrated reckless disregard for the physical and mental health and safety of the children" in its care, the AJC previously reported.
Authorities said the women falsified a checklist that indicated all the children where accounted for after the trip. The center was closed permanently.
Fallings, Hopkins and a 16-year-old involved in the incident were charged with reckless conduct, cruelty to children and involuntary manslaughter. The juvenile, whose name was not released, was sentenced to two years' probation and 40 hours of community service.
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