Former Alabama Daycare Worker Sentenced to 20 Years in Child’s Death Inside Hot Van


A former daycare employee in Mobile has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the death of a 5-year-old boy who was left in a hot daycare van.

WKRG-TV reports that Valarie Patterson was given the sentence — the maximum penalty for manslaughter in Alabama — on Thursday.

Patterson was an employee of Community Nursery and Preschool Academy in Mobile in 2017. Kamden Johnson had fallen asleep on the daycare van and died of heat exposure.

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