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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day care provider's bond hearing delayed

BY RON SYLVESTER
The Wichita Eagle

A bond hearing for a former Wichita day care provider convicted in a 13-month-old girl's death has been continued for two weeks.

Jessica Cummings is accused of violating her bond while she awaits her appeal of a conviction of involuntary manslaughter in the 2008 death of Kailee Hundley.

Cummings, 28, was to face Sedgwick County District Judge Joseph Bribiesca on Friday. But he rescheduled the hearing to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 30 due to scheduling problems by a defense witness.

Bribiesca sentenced Cummings to 32 months in prison last April, but she was allowed to post a $50,000 bond pending her appeal.

Last month, Cummings was returned to jail after authorities said they found an illicit drug in her system.

Cummings was convicted in the toddler's death on March 25, 2008, at Cummings' day care home.

An investigation found that Cummings partially strapped Kailee into a car seat in a laundry room and left her by herself for more than two hours. The toddler slid down in the seat and strangled on a strap.

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