Day care provider charged in 2016 in­fant death

Woman charged with man­slaugh­ter, ne­glect

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CH­ESTER­FIELD — Ch­ester­field County au­thor­i­ties have charged a day care provider in con­nec­tion to the 2016 death of an in­fant.

Ch­ester­field po­lice, af­ter con­sul­ta­tion with the Ch­ester­field County Com­mon­wealth’s At­tor­ney’s Of­fice, ob­tained war­rants for Car­rie C. Per­si­chini, the day care op­er­a­tor, for in­vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter and felony child ne­glect.

Per­si­chini, 52, of the 4200 block of Bridge­wood Road, turned her­self in to au­thor­i­ties on­the af­ter­noon of Wed­nes­day, Jan. 11.

Po­lice launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the death of a 3-month- old male at an in­home day care in the 4200 block of Bridge­wood Road on Aug. 23, 2016.

At about 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2016, po­lice re­sponded to a res­i­dence in the 4200 block of Bridge­wood Road for a re­port that a 3-month- old male was un­re­spon­sive and in car­diacar­rest. The child, Peter Hitt, was trans­ported to St. Fran­cis Med­i­cal Cen­ter, where he was pro­nounced dead.

Per­si­chini was re­leased from the Ch­ester­field County Jail on Wed­nes­day on an un­se­cured bond, and is set to ap­pear in Ch­ester­field County Ju­ve­nile and Do­mes­tic Re­la­tions Court on Jan. 19 at 9 a.m.

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