Eagan Day Care Provider Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

The Star Tribune reports that Beverly Greenagel could spend one month in jail.

Beverly Anne Greenagel, 66, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Monday.
Beverly Anne Greenagel, 66, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Monday.
Beverly Anne Greenagel, of Eagan, pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges stemming from the death of a 3-month-old infant in her care in August 2011, according to the Star Tribune.

Greenagel, 66, pleaded guilty to the felony charges as part of a plea agreement a week before her trial, reports the Star Tribune. Her sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 10 at Dakota County Court. She could spend a month in jail. 

Greenagel was arrested last year in relation to the death of Dane Joseph Abelidinger, the infant who died in her care. At the time she was charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter and one count each of child neglect, child endangerment and interference with a body or death scene, Patch reported

Her home day-care facility, "Bev's Day Care," was only licensed for 12 children without a caregiver, but there were reportedly 20 children present that day.

According to the report on Patch, Greenagel put the baby down for a nap on top of a folded blanket on the floor of her basement:

Another child for whom Greenagel was caring, a 12-year-old girl, told police that she had found Dane lying face down on the blanket near several cribs. She said that when she picked him up, she found blood on the blanket.

Greenagel apparently gave several different versions of events to authorities, telling police that the child had been put to sleep in a crib at various times, and that she had discovered him unresponsive rather than the 12-year-old girl. She also told police that she never saw a blanket near him...

Dane’s cause of death was determined to be “probable positional asphyxia,” stemming from the position in which his body was found.


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