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2-year-old boy dies after being seriously injured at Richmond daycare

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 5:22 PM

A 2-year-old boy has died after a month-long hospital stay for serious injuries, including a head injury, he reportedly received while at daycare in a Richmond, Ind., couple’s home.

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The two adults running the daycare, Pamela Barger, 60, and Todd Volker, 52, have been arrested and charged with felony neglect, according to court records.

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Both are in jail on a $35,000 bond.

Volker is currently serving a six-month jail sentence after pleading guilty in June for failure to register as a sex offender. 

Barger also faces an aggravated battery charge.

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Richmond Police told News Center 7’s James Rider that the prosecutor’s office will amend the charges for the couple because of the boy’s death.