1. One-year-old dies trapped under a bean bag after his daycare teacher was unaware he’d sat on him.
A one-year-old boy has died from suffocation after he was trapped beneath a bean bag when his teacher sat on it to read his classmates a story.
Leonardo “Leo” Sanchez, from Utah in the US was due to turn two on September 17.
His mother Danielle Sanchez told KSTU-TV: “In my mind, my child is under your care. He suffocated under a bean bag. How does a 2-year-old, not even 2 yet, how does he get stuck under a bean bag? Something happened. I don’t know what.”
Police say Leo was underneath the bean bag when an unidentified worker sat down to read a book.
“It just baffles me, makes me wonder. She must not have felt him, she must not have heard him,” the boy’s mother said.
The West Jordan Child Center issued a statement, saying, “We regret deeply the tragic death of a young toddler at our day care facility. No words adequately describe the depth of the sorrow we feel.”
2. Mother charged with murder after 2-year-old found drowned.
A 36-year-old mother has been charged with murder after her two-year-old daughter was found dead in the bathtub of a southwestern Sydney home yesterday.
Police were alerted to the home on Merino Street in Miller yesterday after a family friend raised concerns and went to the address.
It is understood that the girl’s mother was in a hospital after an accident over the weekend following a fight with her partner.
Last night detectives from Green Valley Local Area Command attended a medical facility in the Blue Mountains and spoke with a woman, who the ABC say is the girl’s mother.
The 36-year-old was arrested and taken to Katoomba Police station where has been charged with murder.
3. Police have seized a vehicle belonging to a person of interest in relation to the Tiahleigh Palmer murder.
Police have made a breakthrough in their investigation into the murder of 12-year-old Tiahleigh Palmer in Queensland, seizing a vehicle. The Courier Mail reports that the current owner of the car is not a person of interest as the car had being sold in the past 11 months.
Yesterday, police made the appeal for anyone who saw the blue 2009 model XR6 on Kerkin Road North, Pimpama, around October 30, to contact Crime Stoppers.
Acting Regional Crime Coordinator Detective Superintendent Mark White said the investigation was ongoing.
“Those investigations (into the car) are still ongoing and we are going to wait for forensic examinations to come back before we take any further steps,” he said.
He said police had identified a number of persons of interest.
“There have been a number of persons of interest identified throughout the investigation and we will continue making inquiries into those particular people.”
Tiahleigh Palmer was last seen on October 30 last year after she was dropped on Chambers Flat Rd by her carer near Marsden State High School about 8.10am.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
4. Parents sue for $2.5 million over birth defect.
The parents of a two-year-old are suing the doctors who failed to diagnose their daughter’s disability before she was born.