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Florence day care provider, Christine Humphrey, charged in boy's death

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Posted at 6:30 AM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 08:54:50-04

FLORENCE, Colo. -- A Florence day care provider has been charged in the death of a 9-month-old boy.

Christine Humphrey, 44, appeared in court Thursday on a felony charge of child abuse resulting in death, according to the Pueblo Chieftain.

Sheriff's deputies were called to an in-home day care and found Rhett Walker unresponsive April 29. The boy died at a nearby hospital.

Humphrey, who is due back in court Oct. 11, did not qualify for a public defender Thursday so she will be required to hire her own attorney. She does not have a publicly listed phone number.