Judge explains daycare provider’s lenient sentence in guilty plea of hanging toddler

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(KARE)– In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a judge decided to hand down probation instead of prison time to former daycare provider Nataliia Karia, who pleaded guilty to attempted murder after hanging a toddler at her former daycare and running over two people.

Judge Jay Quam, who determined Karia’s fate, took the fact her of alleged abuse and mental state into account when he gave his sentence.

“This has been one of the hardest cases I’ve ever had,” Quam said, during a 20-minute speech Monday explaining his decision.

Doctors said that Nataliia Karia suffered from a mental illness the day of the attempted murder, and what she did was completely because of her mental illness.

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