No charges in death of baby from Windsor home day care

Layton Haggard died April 11

WINDSOR, Colo. - No charges will be filed in the case of 7-month-old baby who died last March after he was taken from a home day care in Windsor, the district attorney announced Friday.

Layton Haggard was rushed to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland on March 21, after he had difficulty breathing.  Doctors at the hospital said his injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome.  He was then airlifted to Children's Hospital in Aurora, where he died on April 11.

An investigation into the case had been going on since his death and the announcement of the decision not to prosecute was made by District Attorney Ken Buck.

"The death of this child is tragic, but at this time, my office is unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime occurred," said Buck.  

The woman who ran the day care out of her home was identified as Trina Loucks. She was caring for five children at the day care, including two of her children, said Windsor Police Lt. Rich Higuera. The children ranged in age from 7 months to 3 1/2 years old.

Loucks was acquaintances with Layton's parents. Layton's mother had just returned to work from maternity leave and Layton was only in the day care center for 2 to 3 weeks before he was hospitalized.

Loucks was the only adult in the house at the time of the incident, police reported at the time.

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