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By Kara Kostinach - bio | email

DELRAY BEACH, FL (WFLX) - It's been almost a week since the death of little Haile Brockington outside a Delray Beach daycare center. She died after being left inside a hot van for nearly six hours.

But while that specific "Katie's Kids Center" daycare facility remains closed, news broke Wednesday its owners have been cited before.

They own several different daycare facilities including one in Margate in Broward County. That's where an incident frighteningly similar to what killed Haile happened just two years ago.

Haile Brockington, who died inside her daycare's van will be laid to rest Saturday. Her family, trying to cope with their immense lose, received the last of Haile's belongings from Katie's Kid Center -- some books, clothing and photos.

"It's just so overwhelming; almost too much to bare," said the attorney representing Haile's family, Andrew Yaffa.

He says the deadly situation should have been prevented. "There have been admissions, already, that this baby be alive if they would have complied with the minimum obligations."

The owners of Katie's Kids Center own three other daycare centers in our area. State officials confirmed, the owners, Kathryn Muhammad and Bernice Meyers, were cited after an 8-year-old boy feel asleep and was left inside a van at Wexford Academy in Margate. "The evidence in the case is going to show that there are many other instances besides the 8-year-old that was left behind napping in the van."

Officials say no daycare staff member returned to the van to check if any children were left behind as the law requires.

According to records, Wexford Academy, was cited multiple times for failure to maintain transportation logs.

Records say several logs were missing the signature of a second staff member to verify all children were out of the vehicle. "The evidence in this case is going to show that the logs include a whole lot more than just mistakes."

If you like to donate to Haile Brockington's Fund, go to any Wachovia Bank Branch. The account number is 1010288580975.

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