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Florence day care worker sentenced to five days in jail for baby death

By: KKTV
September 6, 2017 Updated: September 6, 2017 at 7:53 pm
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Day care worker sentenced to five days in jail for baby death. (Photo from KKTV)

CANON CITY - Nearly one-and-a-half years after 9-month-old Rhett Walker died while at Christine Humphrey's in-home Florence daycare, Humphrey learned she will only spend 5 days in jail for the felony charge.

The judge made the decision during sentencing Wednesday morning in Canon City.

Christine will also be on probation for the next 18 months and will have to take a class on the dangers of leaving children in car seats.

"Five days is not enough. Eighteen months was not enough she should have went to the max on both. She called it an accident. It wasn't an accident. It was forgetfulness in leaving baby Rhett in a corner by himself in his car seat inside her home," said Rhett's father James Walker.

Christine told the court during sentencing if she could go back and change what happened she would, but she can't and her family mourns for baby Rhett too.

The Walker's asked for jail time and have been very frustrated with the case.

Christine was never arrested in the case even after Felony charges were filed.

During the initial phases the case was continued time and time again because Christine could not find a lawyer.

The Walker's believe Christine received a summon's notice to show up at court and was never arrested because her husband Sean is a Florence Police Sergeant.

Read the full story at KKTV.com.

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