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Charges dropped against foster mother

December 11, 2006

Valdosta - A Valdosta woman who left a one-month old baby will not be prosecuted in the baby's death.

58 year-old Barbara Dye of Valdosta was arrested in September and charged with reckless conduct and involuntary manslaughter.

Her foster child, one month old Dejuan Ramsey, was left insider her sweltering van for eight hours.

But prosecutors say it was an accident, that Dye though she dropped of the baby at daycare.

They say based on this evidence, they could not prove reckless conduct.  "There was absolutely no doubt that it was a horrible tragic occurrence but the fact is, under the facts of the case as we know them at this point, there is no criminal prosecution that should result from it,' says the Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Miller.

Dye was in charge of four other children at the time.  They have been removed from her home.

 

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