Dejoynay M. Ferguson

Dejoynay Ferguson, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 4-month-old at a Delaware daycare facility. 

(Meredith) -- A 19-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly suffocated a baby girl at a daycare center in Delaware. 

Dejoynay Ferguson was charged Friday with first-degree murder in connection with the 4-month-old's death, the Delaware State Police said in a statement

On Thursday, troopers and medical personnel responded to a call about an unresponsive infant at the Little People Child Development Center in Bear. 

Ferguson allegedly placed her hands over the girl's mouth and nose to intentionally restrict her breathing when she wouldn't stop crying, according to court documents obtained by The News Journal.

After the baby became unresponsive, police said Ferguson placed her back into a crib. About 20 minutes later, Ferguson told the owner of the daycare the baby was unresponsive.

Medics transported the infant to Christiana Hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

Police said Ferguson was the child's assigned caregiver. She is currently being held on a $1,000,000 cash bail at the Dolores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution. 

As a result of the incident, the state has suspended the daycare's license indefinitely. 

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Barry Soetoro

The mother of the baby is also partly responsible. It was the mother's job to protect the baby and she didn't. She delegated what is her responsibility to a complete stranger and this is what happened. That being said, perhaps the (alleged) murderer should get the death penalty for murdering an infant. But Delaware doesn't have the death penalty and she will probably get a very light sentence.


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