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Updated: Home-based Millsboro Day Care Provider Arrested for Murder of Infant

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MILLSBORO, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested a home-based Millsboro day care provider for the murder of an infant who died earlier this year. 

Valorie Handy, 51 of Millsboro, was indicted Monday, July 27 on one charge of first-degree murder by abuse or neglect. She was arrested two days later on the charge.

Police said Handy's indictment and subsequent arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2015. On that date, troopers were dispatched to Handy's "Little Disciples" day care, located at 28194 Layton-Davis Road, after a 9-1-1 call was received from the home stating a 10-month-old boy was unresponsive. Police said a preliminary investigation suggests a day care worker attempted to wake the boy from a nap, and upon doing so, observed the infant unresponsive.  The child was transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare in Lewes where he was eventually pronounced dead. 

Police said the child's death was ruled a homicide. 

Following her arrest, Handy was ordered held in the Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution in default of $100,000 cash bond. 


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