Oklahoma Day Care Owner Convicted of Murder After 2015 Death of Infant

A children’s day care owner in Oklahoma was convicted Thursday in the death of an infant in 2016.

Melissa Dawn Clark, 47, who pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, could face life in prison following the ruling. Sentencing is expected to take place Dec. 13.

Clark was charged in connection to the death of Braelyn Zachary, who was only a few months old when she died of blunt force trauma to the head on July 19, 2016.

Clark provided a series of explanations for how the child was injured, investigators said, including that she tripped while holding the girl, that she dropped the girl and that she threw her into a bouncy seat while frustrated.

Shortly after, Clark said she heard the baby “choking on fluids” and tried bouncing her and performing CPR. She said she may have shaken the baby when she found her unresponsive.

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SOURCE: Fox News