Tipton County daycare worker accused in baby’s death released from jail under supervision

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Jessica Moss

TIPTON COUNTY, Ind– A Tipton County daycare worker accused in the death of a 2-month-old-baby has been released from jail under supervision.

The judge granted Jessica Moss release from jail under supervision during a court hearing this morning despite the fact that prosecution argued she is  “a threat to the most innocent and vulnerable humans in our community” and should stay in jail.

This hearing for Jessica Moss was initially set for Monday, but a last minute change, pushed it up to this morning.

Moss is facing felony child neglect charges after police say placed Connor Collins in a crib face down and left the infant unsupervised in May of this year.

When Moss came back to check on him, the newborn was already dead.

“When they got there they found him on the couch with his hands up, there was no administrating CPR or anything,” said Connor’s mom Meghan Murray.

Court documents show Moss was running an unlicensed day care, babysitting eleven children the day the infant died. Indiana’s family and social services administration shut the daycare down in August.

Tipton County Prosecutor Jay Rich issued this statement:

“Defense counsel contended that she qualified for pre trial release, and should therefore be released pending trial. Judge Lett determined that she is eligible for pre trial release. I believe it was a fair and reasonable decision and understand his rationale. It’s not the decision I was hoping for, but it was fairly and impartially rendered.”

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.