Court docs say Clayton Co. daycare worker lied about child death

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Toddler dies in van

A 2-year-old died after being left in a hot van Monday morning. (WRDW-TV / June 24, 2011)

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Court documents indicate a Clayton County day care operator and a staffer falsified records involving the death of 2-year-old Jazmin Green.

Green died Monday after being left in a hot van outside Marlo's Magnificent Early Learning Center in Jonesboro after a field trip.

An affidavit obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says a checklist certifying that all children had been removed from the van was filled out before the van arrived at the center.

The affidavit was filed in connection with the arrests of center administrator Marlo Fallings, her daughter Quantabia Hopkins and a juvenile assistant.

It suggests that an hour or more elapsed between when center personnel realized that Jazmin was missing and when they phoned 911.

The women's attorney, Bruce Harvey, denied that Fallings and Hopkins falsified documents.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.)

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