Driver arrested in death of 3-year-old boy left in hot day care van for nearly 12 hours

Police say the van may have been 144 degrees
Posted at 4:21 PM, Aug 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 23:16:08-04

The driver who is accused of leaving a 3-year-old boy in a hot car for nearly 12 hours in a day care van has been arrested Thursday and faces charges of aggravated manslaughter, Orlando police said.

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The ABC affiliate in Orlando cited a DCF spokesperson in saying the driver was not approved as a driver on the facility's roster.

Deborah Denise St. Charles,51, is now being charged in the death of 3-year-old Myles Hill.

ABC in Orlando reports she is listed as a Child Care Personnel/School Readiness Personnel employee at Little Miracles.


Police say the van may have been as hot as 144 degrees the day that Myles Hill was left inside.

Just last month, Little Miracle’s Academy was cited by the Florida Department of Children and Families for not properly logging the destination time, arrival time, destination location and departure location when children were being transported.