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Daycare owner charged in child's death out of jail

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Donna Hutto (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office) Donna Hutto (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office)
Source: Harper family Source: Harper family
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A Columbus daycare owner charged with the death of a baby has bonded out of jail.

Donna Hutto was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter for her involvement in the death of a child who attended her daycare.

The incident happened in October when police were called out for an unresponsive child and later autopsy results showed died as a result of an accident.

An investigation showed one-year-old Serahni Harper had not been taken care of properly and Hutto was charged.

The case has now been bound over to Superior Court.

Home day cares are regulated by the state and an agency called Bright from the Start. 

If the home is in a residential district, the provider can care for up to six children. Columbus fire officials must check the home for safety requirements before Bright from the start will issue a license.

News Leader 9 spoke with Bright from the Start and Hutto did not have a license in October when the baby she was caring for died.

Bright from the Start says they started their investigation at the time the baby died.

News Leader 9 will continue following this story. We'll bring you the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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