Daycare owner, 32, gets 21 years in prison for drugging children with melatonin and leaving them alone so she could go tanning and to the gym
A daycare owner has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for drugging children with melatonin and leaving them alone while she went tanning and to the gym.
Nearly a dozen parents testified against January Neatherlin, 32, who owned the Little Giggles Daycare.
One family said their daughter suffered a brain injury, consistent with shaken baby syndrome, according to KTVZ.
Other parents told the judge that their children had trouble sleeping after their time spent with Neatherlin.
‘She repeatedly administered a sleeping agent to a room full of infants, toddlers and children and drove off in her car to fulfill her narcissistic needs, one parent said.
‘There is no room in our society for monsters like this. January has no respect for human life,’ the parent continued. Neatherlin read a statement in court, apologizing and asking for forgiveness.