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Parents say state failed to protect baby who died at in-home day care

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SEATTLE — A healthy and beautiful baby girl dies at a Seattle day care and now her parents are talking only to Q13 FOX News.

Kyle and Amanda Uphold are in mourning after their baby girl’s death in May.  They say the state failed to protect their daughter Eve.  She was just 4-months-old when she died at her licensed in-home day care in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood, ‘First Nest’, run by Rhonda Hopson.

eve1Hopson told investigators she put Eve down for a nap that afternoon, and found her at least an hour later face-down and not breathing.  The King County Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death was Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS.

After a Child Protective Services investigation, Hopson was found negligent in Eve’s death.  We explain why, and uncover a long list of safety violations at this day care dating back more than a decade.  On top of that, this isn’t the only time this has happened in Hopson’s home.  We detail another SIDS death in her home that happened years ago.  Watch the story Wednesday on Q13 FOX News at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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