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Woman Broke Child's Leg At Daycare, Then Two Workers Tried To Cover It Up, Cops Say

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Apr. 29 2022, Published 3:06 p.m. ET

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Three people have been arrested after a child had a leg broken and workers tried to cover it up, police said.

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The Lexington County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina announced the arrests of Shayna Nicole McKnight, 36, Amy Marie Grice, 38, and Jeannie H. Locklear, 49, on April 29. McKnight was charged with infliction of great bodily harm upon a child. The other two suspects were charged with obstruction of justice.

“This case started last month with a call to a child’s mother from Windsor Academy in Lexington,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The daycare told the mother her child’s leg was hurt in the railing of a crib.”

The child had a broken leg in the incident, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Investigators asked for video surveillance from inside the facility and were told the cameras weren’t working when the child was hurt, according to the sheriff’s office.

But officials said the women took steps to delete the video after they watched it.

The video showed McKnight forcefully folded the child’s legs under the victim’s baby. She then flipped the child into a crib while holding the child’s legs, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said the child and playing without pain before the incident.


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