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Trial set for daycare employee charged with toddler's death

Posted by Phil Riggan - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -   A trial date has been set for a daycare employee accused in the death of a toddler.

Keishawn Whitfield, 23, was in court this morning where he waived his right to a jury trial. A bench trial is scheduled for November 6.

Whitfield is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 13-month-old Andrew Johnson.

Police say Whitfield accidentally left Johnson in the Yellow Brick Road day care center van for seven hours in 84 degree weather back in July.

His mother, Valerot Whitlow also faces charges related to the child's death.

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