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Woman pleads guilty to causing baby’s death at an illegal daycare facility


An Upper Southampton Township woman admitted Tuesday, June 21, to causing the asphyxiation death of an 11-month-old girl at an illegal daycare facility the woman ran out of her home, the Bucks County DA’s office said.

Lauren Elizabeth Landgrebe, 50, of the 1500 block of Rosebud Road, pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court of Common Pleas before President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr., to felony counts of involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of children, operating a daycare facility without a license and tampering with evidence.

The baby died Aug. 27, 2019, from asphyxiation by strangulation after being placed incorrectly in a car seat and left unattended for about two hours. The baby was one of eight children in Landgrebe’s care that day.

Landgrebe also pleaded no contest to a count of receiving stolen property stemming from the theft of Social Security Disability funds, which detectives discovered while investigating the child’s death. Sentencing was deferred for 20 days.