INTERVIEW: Charges dropped against daycare owner

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Despite a baby dying after being left in a van at her daycare, a Richmond woman will not receive any punishment after a judge dismissed the case against her.

Valerot Whitlow's son left a 13 month old in a van for eight hours, before he was found dead.

The son, Keishawn Whitfield received six months home confinement in the case.

Legal analyst Steven Benjamin joined NBC12 now to discuss the case. See the video at right for the full interview.

Q: This decision is hard for people to understand. A child is dead and no one is going to jail?

Q: For people who feel their was an injustice in this case, should they be upset with the judge or the laws currently on the books?

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