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Trial begins for day care provider charged in baby's death

Trial begins for day care provider charged in baby's death

(Weber County Jail)


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OGDEN — The parents of a baby who died at a Weber County day care in 2014 are recalling their 8-month-old son as being a content little boy.

Alesha and Christopher Penland's tearful remarks came Monday during the first day of a trial for a home day care provider charged with child abuse homicide in the death of Lincoln Penland. Authorities say Lincoln died from skull fractures.

An attorney for Tisha Morley, 36, says his client didn't commit the crime at the day care in her Roy home, the Standard-Examiner reports. Jason Widdison says interviews done with other children show they didn't see what Morley is accused of doing.

Weber County prosecutor Letitia Toombs countered that the death was no accident. Toombs says a medical expert will testify during the two-week trial about what could have happened to lead to the death.

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