Shelia Henderson, the owner of Sister-n-Sister Family Home Day Care, where police say a 3-year-old boy left in a car died from stroke, is free on a $20,000 bond.
Henderson, 50, was charged with felony murder, second-degree cruelty to children, involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct in the July 31 death of Andrew Leighlan Calloway of Warner Robins. Calloway died from heat stroke after he was left for an hour in a parked car at 100 Georgetown Blvd., police said.
Julia Bowen, a Houston County assistant district attorney prosecuting the case, said the consensual bond agreement reached with Henderson’s attorney last week includes electronic monitoring and no contact with minors. Greg Bell, a Warner Robins attorney representing Henderson, declined comment.
According to police, the toddler was in the vehicle with Henderson, her sister, Johnnie Mae Grayer, 66, of Macon, and two other children, who had gone out to lunch. After returning home, Henderson later realized Calloway was not inside her house and went outside to find him unconscious in the locked car. The boy was taken to Houston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, the state licensing agency for child care facilities, launched an investigation into the incident. The day care is not licensed with the state, according to the department.