An Upper Southampton Township woman was sent to Bucks County Correctional Facility for causing the asphyxiation death of an 11-month-old girl at an illegal daycare facility the woman ran out of her home.
Lauren Elizabeth Landgrebe, 50, was sentenced by President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr. to one year less a day to two years less a day to the county prison, followed by 10 years of probation. She was also ordered to pay $1,758 in restitution, have no contact with the families of the victim and is not allowed to provide childcare and babysitting services.
Landgrebe pleaded guilty in June to felony counts of involuntary manslaughter, endangering welfare of children, operating a daycare facility without a license and tampering with evidence.
The baby died Aug. 27, 2019, from asphyxiation by strangulation after being placed incorrectly in a car seat and left unattended for about two hours. The baby was one of eight children in Landgrebe’s care that day.