The operator of a Philadelphia day-care center where a 7-year-old boy fatally drowned last summer has been indicted.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said today that 31-year-old Tianna Edwards has been indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter, plus 21 counts of recklessly endangering another person, 21 counts of endangering the welfare of children, welfare fraud, theft by deception, medical assistance fraud and tampering with public records.
The indictment comes after Isear Jeffcoat died while swimming with other children a nine-foot-deep pool at the home of Edwards' mother on the 6600 block of North Eighth Street on June 30.
Staff members had taken the 21 children there from Edwards' center, Tianna's Terrific Tots. Edwards is alleged to have spent the day gambling at SugarHouse casino.