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Women Admit to Letting Day Care Kids Fight

Two of the 3 women caught on cell phone video allowing & encouraging 3-year-olds to fight while at Dover day care plead guilty



    Women Admit to Letting Day Care Kids Fight
    Dover Police
    The trial for Tiana Harris (left) begins Monday, Estefania Myers (center) and Lisa Parker (right) already pleaded guilty to letting kids fight while they were in their care at a Dover, Del. day care center.

    Two Delaware day care workers charged with encouraging and videotaping a fight between two 3-year-old boys in their care pleaded guilty to assault and conspiracy charges Wednesday.

    Estefania Myers and Lisa Parker pleaded guilty in Kent County Superior Court. The judge sentenced Myers to 10 years in prison, but suspended the sentence for one year of probation, during which she cannot work or volunteer in a day care facility. Parker's sentencing is set for Jan. 30.

    Authorities suspended a Delaware day care after three adults at the day care allegedly encouraged a couple of 3-year-olds to fight one another.

    A third co-defendant, Tiana Harris, has been offered the same plea deal but has yet to accept it. Her trial is tentatively scheduled for Monday unless she accepts the plea at a final case review that day.

    Day Care Workers Arrested for Toddler Fight

    [PHI] Day Care Workers Arrested for Toddler Fight
    Three day care employees face charges after police say they forced two 3 year-old boys to fight one another in front of other kids. It happened in March at "The House of Our Future" Day Care in Dover. Police say one of the employees even recorded a cell phone video of the fight. The daycare's license is suspended. Parents say they're shocked that this was allowed to happen.The employees are charged with child endangerment.
    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012)

    As part of her plea agreement, Myers agreed to testify at Harris' trial if needed.

    The tike fight took place in March at the Hands of Our Future LLC Daycare at 868 S State St. in Dover, according to Dover Police.

    Police say cell phone video shows three women working at the day care encouraging the kids to fight.