Day-home operator pleads guilty to criminal negligence in toddlers death

A former day-home operator in southern Alberta has pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing the death of a toddler.

MEDICINE HAT — A former day-home operator in southern Alberta has pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing the death of a toddler.

Erin Jackman was charged with manslaughter and was to go on trial in Medicine Hat on Oct. 1.

Crown prosecutors called the revised charge an “alternative offence, not a lesser one.”

Jackman is to be sentenced on Oct. 18.

The 18-month-old child died in Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary in July 2010 from massive head trauma.