No jail for Va. day care operator where 2 died in fire

WLNI-SLYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) _ The operator of an unlicensed day care center in Lynchburg where two children were killed in a fire has received a suspended jail sentence. Media reports say Doris Diggs Lee Thompson pleaded guilty Tuesday to operating the unlicensed day care center. The 55-year-old Lynchburg woman had seven children in her care when the fire started last September in her home. Suffering fatal injuries in the fire were 21-month-old Kayden Rain Curtis and 9-month-old Dakota Aubrey Penn-Williams. Another child was left in critical condition but survived. Thompson was sentenced in Lynchburg Circuit Court to 12 months in jail. The jail term was suspended under a plea agreement. The prosecutor called the deaths tragic and the negotiated plea in the best interests of all parties.

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