Millsboro Daycare Provider Pleads Not Guilty for Murder of 10-Mo - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Millsboro Daycare Provider Pleads Not Guilty for Murder of 10-Month Old Infant

Posted:
(Photo: Delaware State Police) (Photo: Delaware State Police)

 GEORGETOWN, Del. -- The owner of a daycare center in Millsboro who was indicted for murder last week pled not guilty at arraignment Tuesday.

Valorie Handy, 51, appeared before a judge at the Sussex County Courthouse in Georgetown Tuesday afternoon. Her lawyer Robert Robinson says they plan on filing a motion to reduce the 100-thousand dollar cash bond. 

Handy's family members attended the arraignment as did at least one family member of the victim. The victim was a 10-month old baby who died at "Handy's Little Disciples" daycare back in January.

Handy's lawyer is also representing Detoshia Spence of Laurel who was also indicted last week for the murder of her three-year old daughter in April. 

Both Handy and Spence are due back in court on September 8 in Sussex County.

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. 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • "Virtual Kidnapping" Scammers Target Delaware Residents

    "Virtual Kidnapping" Scammers Target Delaware Residents

    May 22, 2018 5:01 PM2018-05-22 21:01:00 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:24:48 GMT
    SEAFORD, Del. --- Tammy Daniels of Seaford said an anxious couple hours began after getting a phone call from a person claiming her son, Leroy, was in trouble.More
    SEAFORD, Del. --- Tammy Daniels of Seaford said an anxious couple hours began after getting a phone call from a person claiming her son, Leroy, was in trouble.More
  • Delaware Senate Bill Aims to Beef Up School Security

    Delaware Senate Bill Aims to Beef Up School Security

    May 22, 2018 5:13 PM2018-05-22 21:13:00 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:20:00 GMT
    DOVER, Del. --- A new Senate bill seeks to create a $65 million fund to help public and charter schools in Delaware pay for school safety capital projects. Under Senate Bill 215, schools could apply for money to help pay for the installation of bullet resMore
    DOVER, Del. --- A new Senate bill seeks to create a $65 million fund to help public and charter schools in Delaware pay for school safety capital projects. Under Senate Bill 215, schools could apply for money to help pay for the installation of bullet resMore
  • Sussex County Proposes $177 Million Budget

    Sussex County Proposes $177 Million Budget

    May 22, 2018 4:50 PM2018-05-22 20:50:00 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:17:56 GMT
    SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- On Tuesday, Sussex County officials unveiled a proposed $177 Million Budget for Fiscal Year 2019. Among many other initiatives, the new budget will fund 22 more Delaware State Police troopers in Sussex County and provide $700,000 to lMore
    SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- On Tuesday, Sussex County officials unveiled a proposed $177 Million Budget for Fiscal Year 2019. Among many other initiatives, the new budget will fund 22 more Delaware State Police troopers in Sussex County and provide $700,000 to lMore
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Ocean City Responds After Video of Criminal Activity During Cruisin' Weekend

    Ocean City Responds After Video of Criminal Activity During Cruisin' Weekend

    Ocean City's mayor and police department are speaking out after video showed a large fight and a truck driving wildly up the Ocean City Boardwalk over the weekend.

    More

    Ocean City's mayor and police department are speaking out after video showed a large fight and a truck driving wildly up the Ocean City Boardwalk over the weekend.

    More
  • Choptank Transport

    Choptank Transport

    There are so many businesses here on Delmarva that when you hear their name, you know exactly what they’re all about. One of those names in Choptank Transport. But what makes Choptank stand out are the faces behind the name. DelmarvaLife’s Sydney Whitfield visited the business to learn about what went into building such a hard-working team.

    More

    There are so many businesses here on Delmarva that when you hear their name, you know exactly what they’re all about. One of those names in Choptank Transport. But what makes Choptank stand out are the faces behind the name. DelmarvaLife’s Sydney Whitfield visited the business to learn about what went into building such a hard-working team.

    More
  • Dover Sears Department Store to Close

    Dover Sears Department Store to Close

    Sears Holdings said it is closing a department store at the Dover Mall in early August.

    The corporation said the Sears store in the Dover Mall would be shut down as part of an effort to consolidate its stores to help adjust to a refocused business strategy.

    More

    Sears Holdings said it is closing a department store at the Dover Mall in early August.

    The corporation said the Sears store in the Dover Mall would be shut down as part of an effort to consolidate its stores to help adjust to a refocused business strategy.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices