Philly Daycare Owner Indicted in Boy's Death - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Philly Daycare Owner Indicted in Boy's Death

Police found Isear at the bottom of the backyard pool outside the house on North 8th Street.



    Philly Daycare Owner Indicted in Boy's Death
    Family Photo

    The owner of a north Philadelphia day-care center had been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child in the drowning death of a 7-year-old boy last summer.

    Prosecutors said Monday that 31-year-old Tianna Edwards is also accused of reckless endangering, welfare fraud, theft and other counts following the June 29 death of 7-year-old Isear Jeffcoat, who was found dead at the bottom of a murky pool he visited with a group from the center.

    Isear Jeffcoat, Credit: Family Photo
    Edwards earlier told The Philadelphia Inquirer that she opened a day care center because she loved children. Defense attorney Tariq El-Shabazz said Monday that the indictment was expected and there had been much inaccurate information about the case, but the courtroom was the place to clear that up.