Stamford Day Care Provider Gets Prison Time in Baby's Death

The former owner of a child care center in Connecticut where a 2-month girl died in 2016 has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison.

Police said 36-year-old Nydia Carrillo-Maldonado was taking care of Bella Redondo in July 2016 at her Wardell Street daycare called Little Bears Beginnings.

Authorities said Redondo was rushed to the hospital on July 12 after she had trouble breathing. The infant died after hours of resuscitation attempts.

Detectives discovered Redondo had suffered from blunt force trauma to the head and later arrested the daycare owner.

Carrillo-Maldonado pleaded guilty under the Alford doctrine in December to manslaughter in the death of Bella Redondo. That means while she disagreed with the state's case, she acknowledges there's enough evidence for a conviction.

The death was ruled a homicide caused by blunt-force trauma to the head.

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