ELYRIA (AP) — An Ohio woman has been found guilty in the death of a toddler who crawled beneath a fence and drowned in a swimming pool at her home day care.
The Morning Journal reports a Lorain County judge found 49-year-old Elizabeth Zenda, of Pittsfield Township in northeast Ohio, guilty of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of child endangering Friday in the October 2016 death of 22-month-old Annie Flynn.
The toddler’s 21-month-old cousin also was found in the pool that day. He was revived but still suffers from brain damage.
Authorities say the toddlers got into the pool after crawling through a 7-inch gap beneath a swinging gate.
Zenda testified she did not sit outside with the children while they played but believed her backyard was safe.
Sentencing is July 26.