Rutherford County Couple Speaks Out About Daycare Death
by Nick Beres
LA VERGNE, Tenn. - A Rutherford County couple has spoken out over the mysterious death of their 18-month old daughter while in the care of a home daycare operator.
"We had no idea what happened. What could make a healthy baby girl just die," said Kate Adkins, the little girl's mother.
Jennifer Pomeroy once ran a home daycare in La Vergne. In February of 2010, Adkins dropped her daughter Annalee Rose off with Pomeroy. Later in the day Adkins and her husband were called to the hospital and told their daughter had died.
"I couldn't breathe. I was paralyzed. I never thought something would happen like this," said Adkins.
Police say the baby suffocated in the backseat of Jennifer Pomeroy's car. According to officials, Pomeroy set her behind the driver's seat of her car and covered her with a blanket while running errands
"She put Annalee on the floorboard behind the driver's seat of her car," said Erik Adkins, the father. "It seemed like she treated her like trash and other things on the floorboard."
After a year-long investigation, a grand jury indicted Pomeroy on charges of reckless homicide and aggravated child abuse and neglect.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:04:23 GMT
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