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Stamford police make arrest in death of 2-month-old

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Little Bears Beginnings Daycare owner Carrillo-Maldonado was charged with a 2-month-old's death. (Stamford Police Department) Little Bears Beginnings Daycare owner Carrillo-Maldonado was charged with a 2-month-old's death. (Stamford Police Department)
STAMFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Stamford police said they have arrested the owner of a daycare after the death of a two-month-old baby in July. 

Nydia Carrillo-Maldonado was charged with first-degree manslaughter and risk of injury

The arrest of Carrillo-Maldonado comes after the death of Bella Redondo on July 12, which was ruled a homicide. Bella was rushed to Stamford Hospital after police said she stopped breathing at Little Bears Beginnings Daycare, which is on Wardwell Street. 

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the child's body and authorities determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. 

After the death of Bella, police said their investigation "concentrated on the proprietor of Little Bears Daycare" Carrillo-Maldonado. Police said they determined that Carrillo-Maldonado was "responsible for the death of" Bella.  

"This case was a difficult one for the family, the community, and for investigators. Many parents put the trust of their children in the hands of daycare workers every day and this is every parent’s nightmare. This case was the departments’ top priority for the last several weeks. Investigators worked tirelessly to bring the person responsible for the death of a defenseless two month old infant to justice and to assist in restoring the sanctity to the daycare profession," police said in a statement on Monday. 

Police said they are hoping the arrest of Carrillo-Maldonado "can assist in bringing closure to the Redondo family."

"This case was arduous for the family and for investigators and our condolences still extend to the Redondo family. SPD Youth Bureau investigators should be recognized as well as the States attorney’s office for their professionalism and collaboration in this somber case," police said in a statement on Monday. 

Carrillo-Maldonado was unable to make his $200,000 bond. She is expected to appear in Stamford Superior Court on Aug. 22. 

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