Daycare owner pleads not guilty
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LEHIGH ACRES – A daycare owner pleaded not guilty in court Monday to charges of aggravated manslaughter and child neglect.
Melissa Smith is accused of leaving three kids in the home daycare's pool.
Two-year-old Christian Byrd's body was pulled from the pool in June. State investigators say Smith left Byrd and the others unattended while she was checking on three other children inside the house.