Indictments in Deaths of 2 Delaware Children

Delaware authorities say two women have been indicted in separate cases involving the deaths of two children in Sussex County.

Authorities say 51-year-old Valorie Handy of Millsboro and 23-year Detoshia Spence of Laurel were both indicted Monday on charges of first-degree murder by abuse or neglect. Spence also is charged with child endangerment, child abuse and offensive touching in the death of her 3-year old daughter in April.

Both women were taken into custody Wednesday. Handy is being held in lieu of $100,000 cash bond. Spence's cash bond is set at $111,100.

Handy is charged in the death of a 10-month-old boy found unresponsive at her home day care in January.

Handy was acquitted in 2002 on unrelated charges of assault by abuse or neglect on a child.

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