Day care worker pleads guilty to murder and child abuse charges

Dejoynay Ferguson, 19, of New Castle, Delaware.


Bear, Delaware: On Tuesday, April 13, 20-year-old Dejoynay Ferguson pleaded guilty to murder by abuse or neglect and eight of the 42 charges of child abuse against her.


The child abuse charges to which she plead guilty were two counts of second-degree child abuse and six counts of first-degree child abuse.


The charges came after an investigation into her conduct at the Little People Child Development Center in Bear, Delaware after 4-month-old Isabella Talton was suffocated for being "fussy."


When investigators reviewed the security footage available to them they identified four additional victims between 1 and 15 months old.


Ferguson faces a sentence between 27 years and life in prison when she is sentenced at a later date which has not yet been determined.



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