SEVERE WX: Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Iowa day care provider says she'd been drinking the day baby died

The records say Young acknowledged drinking 10 to 12 cans of beer before the child arrived.

Posted: Apr. 20, 2018 6:44 AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Charges have been filed against an Iowa City woman who told police she drank several cans of beer one day last October before providing day care to an infant who died later that day.

Court records say 49-year-old Wendy Young is charged with neglect or abandonment of a dependent person. Her attorney didn't immediately return a call Friday from The Associated Press. Young's next court date is April 30.

Officers called to Young's home Oct. 18 found the child unresponsive. The infant was pronounced dead later at a hospital.

The records say Young acknowledged drinking 10 to 12 cans of beer before the child arrived. Police say Young still had alcohol in her system eight hours after she started watching the child.

Authorities haven't provided more information about the child.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
18° wxIcon
Hi: 23° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: 3°
Albert Lea
Overcast
18° wxIcon
Hi: 21° Lo: 7°
Feels Like: 9°
Austin
Clear
19° wxIcon
Hi: 23° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: 9°
Charles City
Overcast
19° wxIcon
Hi: 23° Lo: 11°
Feels Like: 8°
Rochester
Overcast
17° wxIcon
Hi: 19° Lo: 9°
Feels Like: 9°
Despite a southward tracking system, snow chances linger into the night.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

US Sen. Grassley says he doesn't support transgender military ban

Image

Essential oils being used at Mayo Clinic

Image

Winterizing your vehicle

Image

Commuters dealing with winter weather

Image

Counterfeit bills making rounds in Rochester

Image

Iowa has lowest unemployment rate in the country

Image

Your Tuesday Morning KIMT StormTeam 3 Weather Forecast

Image

Tuesday weather forecast

Image

My Money - Financial advise

Image

Dr. Oz - How to get more sleep

Community Events