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HAMILTON COUNTY (November 26, 2013) – A former Carmel daycare owner was sentenced to more than two years in the death of a 5-month-old baby.

According to her attorney, Stacey Cox was sentenced to 790 days, but will get credit for 302 days already served. In addition, she’ll serve out the last year of her sentence in a work release program.

Cox was found guilty last month of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Conor Tilson, who was found dead Jan. 24 in a broken crib at Cox’s unlicensed daycare. She was also found guilty of deception and operating a daycare without a license.

The boy’s parents have filed a lawsuit against Cox and the Family and Social Services Administration. They claim the FSSA were aware of issues with Cox’s daycare and should have known about the unsafe conditions.

Kirsten Phillips, Cox’s daughter, also faces charges in the case. She’s scheduled to go on trial in March.

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