A Millsboro woman has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for the death of a 10-month-old boy at her home day care.
Fifty-two-year-old Valorie Handy, who faced a maximum eight-year sentence, also was ordered Friday to six months home confinement after being released from prison.
Troopers were called to the Handy's Little Disciples day care in January 2015 after a worker found the baby unresponsive when trying to wake him from a nap. The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Handy was charged with murder by abuse or neglect. She was convicted last month on the lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide.
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Prosecutors said Handy gave the boy diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in Benadryl.
The medical examiner classified the boy's death as a homicide from diphenhydramine intoxication.