PUEBLO, Colo. — A Florence day care provider has been charged in the death of a 9-month-old boy.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://goo.gl/EFSl1t ) 44-year-old Christine Humphrey appeared in court Thursday on a felony charge of child abuse resulting in death.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to an in-home day care and found Rhett Walker unresponsive April 29. The boy died at a nearby hospital.

Humphrey, who is due back in court Oct. 11, did not qualify for a public defender Thursday so she will be required to hire her own attorney. She does not have a publicly listed phone number.


Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com