Update: Millsboro Woman Gets 2.5 Years in Jail for Daycare Death - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Update: Millsboro Woman Gets 2.5 Years in Jail for Daycare Death

Posted: Updated:
Valorie Handy Valorie Handy

GEORGETOWN, Del. (WBOC/AP)- A Millsboro woman has been sentenced to two and a half years behind bars after being convicted in the death of a 10-month old boy at her home day care in Sussex County.

Fifty-two-year-old Valorie Handy was sentenced Friday morning in Sussex County. After her jail sentence is completed, she will serve six months in home confinement. Handy had faced up to eight years behind bars.

Troopers were called to the Handy's Little Disciples day care in January 2015 after a worker reportedly found the baby unresponsive when trying to wake him from a nap. The baby was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
    
Handy was charged with murder by abuse or neglect. She was convicted last month on the lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide.
    
Prosecutors said Handy gave the boy diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in Benadryl.
    
The medical examiner classified the boy's death as a homicide from diphenhydramine intoxication.


   
 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Archaeologists Dig For Clues About Suspected Slave Cabin In Cambridge

    Archaeologists Dig For Clues About Suspected Slave Cabin In Cambridge

    Thursday, May 23 2019 5:48 PM EDT2019-05-23 21:48:35 GMT
    Thursday, May 23 2019 5:48 PM EDT2019-05-23 21:48:35 GMT
    It's a cabin in the woods, but for archaeologists there are plenty of mysteries to uncover inside the Cambridge building.More
    It's a cabin in the woods, but for archaeologists there are plenty of mysteries to uncover inside the Cambridge building. More
  • Inmate Acquitted of Correctional Officer's Killing in Del. Prison Riot

    Not Guilty Verdict for Inmate in Deadly Vaughn Prison Riot

    Thursday, May 23 2019 3:02 PM EDT2019-05-23 19:02:12 GMT
    Thursday, May 23 2019 3:46 PM EDT2019-05-23 19:46:07 GMT
    Roman ShankarasRoman Shankaras
    Roman ShankarasRoman Shankaras
    A jury on Thursday afternoon acquitted an inmate accused of leading a riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison during which a correctional officer was killed and other staffers taken hostage.More
    A jury on Thursday afternoon acquitted an inmate accused of leading a riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison during which a correctional officer was killed and other staffers taken hostage.           More
  • EPA Awards $236K for Maryland Beach Programs

    EPA Awards $236K for Maryland Beach Programs

    Thursday, May 23 2019 5:46 PM EDT2019-05-23 21:46:07 GMT
    Thursday, May 23 2019 5:46 PM EDT2019-05-23 21:46:07 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    As the nation heads into the summer beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun awarding up to $9.24 million across 39 states, territories, and tribes to develop and implement beach monitoring and notification programs.More
    As the nation heads into the summer beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun awarding up to $9.24 million across 39 states, territories, and tribes to develop and implement beach monitoring and notification programs.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices