Unlicensed daycare proprietor sentenced to probation after twin toddlers drown in her pool when she went to reply the door


A WOMAN who ran an unlicensed, in-home daycare pled responsible to 2 counts of criminally negligent murder and was sentenced to probation for the loss of life of dual toddlers.

Jenn Salley, 37, will serve 4 years on state supervised probation on the request of the household of Elijah and Elyssa Orejuela – who died from drowning in a pool at her Tennessee residence in 2018, the Knoxville Information Sentinel reported.

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Jenn Salley pled responsible to 2 counts of criminally negligent murder for the loss of life of dual toddlers in Tennessee[/caption]

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Elijah and Elyssa Orejuela died from drowning in a pool at an unlicensed daycare[/caption]

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 Elyssa Orejuela died after she was discovered floating within the deep finish of a pool simply earlier than her second birthday[/caption]

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Elijah Orejuela was taken to the hospital and positioned on life help however died two days later[/caption]

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An aerial view of the pool the place the twins died [/caption]

The previous babysitter, who operated the Om Child daycare, may also be positioned on the Tennessee Division of Youngsters’s Providers Extreme Abuse Registry, the outlet reported.

In a sufferer impression assertion, the household stated the “path of destruction she left is unfathomable.”

“There isn’t any punishment for Jennifer Salley that would or would ever equal the struggling our household will endure the remainder of our lives as a result of her legal conduct,” the household wrote.

The assertion continued: “No quantity of jail time would flip again time. It wouldn’t carry Elyssa again. It wouldn’t carry Elijah again. It could not carry their laughs again.”

Salley was caring for the one-year-old twins when she went to reply her door to welcome one other youngster – letting the younger twins climb into the pool, the Information Sentinel reported on the time.

The twins have been discovered floating within the deep finish of the swimming pool and rushed by ambulance to East Tennessee Youngsters’s Hospital.

Elyssa died on the hospital and Elijah was positioned on life help till died two days later, on July 22, the outlet reported.

Tennessee regulation prohibits unlicensed residence day cares from offering babysitting providers for greater than 4 unrelated youngsters for greater than three hours per day.

However images posted to her Om Child web page on Faebook confirmed 11 youngsters on the residence simply weeks earlier than the state’s Division of Human Providers acquired a grievance in regards to the variety of youngsters being watched on the residence.


State evaluators had repeatedly visited the house earlier than the tragic deaths and had served her with a brief restraining order that forbade her from offering childcare with out a acquiring a license.

Evaluations reportedly additionally claimed that investigators discovered proof of the scent of feces and poor supervision on the residence – and allegations Salley would search cost for her providers within the type of ache treatment.

Salley had additionally posted an commercial to Care.com that falsely acknowledged she was licensed by the state to offer youngster look after greater than 4 youngsters at a time, the outlet reported.

On the time of the tragedy, Salley didn’t have custody of her personal youngsters after her personal dad and mom alleged she was an abusive mom to their two grandchildren, the outlet reported.