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Top 10 Stories of 2012: Day-Care Provider Charged After Infant Dies Under Her Care

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#9: Eagan Day-Care Provider Charged with Manslaughter

Eagan day-care provider Beverly Ann Greenagel was charged this summer in connection with the death of a three-month-old infant who died in her care in 2011.

Dane Joseph Abelidinger asphyxiated while under Greenagel's supervision after the 64-year-old woman put the child down for a nap on Aug. 18, 2011. Police say Greenagel didn't follow safe sleeping procedures for infants, had too many children at her day-care the day of Abelidinger's death and initially misled authorities when describing the conditions leading up to Abelidinger's death.

No trial date has been set for Greenagel, who is scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 18. Minnesota authorities say the incident at Greenagel's in-home day-care isn't the only one of its kind. .

Click here for more information about the Beverly Ann Greenagel case.

Check out the other articles that made it into Eagan Patch's Top 10 of 2012.

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