No Charges in Daycare Drowning

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Officials say a North Las Vegas day care owner
won't face criminal charges in the drowning death of a toddler in a
backyard swimming pool.

A Clark County prosecutor determined there wasn't evidence that
day care owner Marisela Carvajal intentionally endangered children
she was caring for Jan. 13.

In a memo released by North Las Vegas police, a Deputy district
attorney says a criminal conviction for child abuse or neglect
requires intent or knowledge of abuse.

Authorities say three children got out of a gated play area at
Marisela's Family Day Care before 18-month-old Jordan Williams
drowned in a hot tub.

A 3-year-old boy also fell in the water, but was resuscitated.

Officials say Carvajal's facility is licensed by state, county
health and city authorities.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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