In a separate incident earlier this year, a babysitter who left twin toddlers unsupervised before they drowned in a swimming pool avoided prison.
As cited News24xx.com from Mirror, Jennifer Salley, 37, owner of OM Baby Childcare in West Knoxville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminally negligent homicide in court this week.
She was caring for Elijah and Elyssa Orejuela at her home on July 20, 2018, when she left the nearly two-year-old tots unattended.
The children managed to get out of the bedroom to the pool, and when Salley came back she found them floating and unconscious.
She called the emergency services who rushed to the scene at Salley’s in-home Om Baby daycare, Knox News reports.
But sadly it was too late.
Elyssa was pronounced dead on the same day, while Elijah remained on life support for two days before passing away on July 22.