TOPEKA | A Topeka day-care provider has been sentenced to 32 months in prison in the death of a 6-month-old boy in her care.
Thirty-five-year-old Michelle Bolze-Sann was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in November. She was operating a licensed day care at her home in July 2007 when the napping infant, Zachary David Typer, became wedged between the mattress and a railing at the foot of a bed.
Bolze-Sann said during trial testimony that she tried performing CPR on the boy. But Zachary had suffocated.
The jury in the case also found the day-care provider guilty of child endangerment.
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Shawnee County District Court Judge Evelyn Wilson gave her six months for the endangerment conviction, but that sentence will run at the same time as the 32-month stint.