Caregiver caught on camera appearing to suffocate baby boy in Taipei infant care center
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A caregiver is being investigated for negligent homicide after surveillance camera footage showed her appearing to pin down an 11-month old boy before he died of suffocation on Monday afternoon (April 1) at an infant care center in Taipei, reported Liberty Times.
On Monday, a 40-year-old caregiver surnamed Liao (廖) said that the child had eaten breakfast at 10 a.m. and later took a nap in the afternoon at an infant care center on Section 1, Kangning Road in Taipei’s Neihu District. Liao said that she was in charge of watching over all the babies as they took their afternoon nap, but gave no explanation of what transpired next.
At 2 p.m.. a 61-year-old cook for the infant care center surnamed Wu (吳) prepared to feed the babies an afternoon snack. She saw that a boy, surnamed Li (李), was lying still and was not responding to her calls to wake him.
When Wu turned the infant over, she discovered his skin had turned purple. She panicked and hurriedly called for a nurse, who immediately implemented CPR and called the fire department. [FULL STORY]