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Katie's Kids Day Care Driver Responsible for Killing Haile Brockington Bonded Out of Jail

Posted by Paige Bresky --email

DELRAY BEACH, FL (WFLX)--- The driver responsible for the death of Haile Brockington at Katie's Kids Day Care earlier this month was bonded out of jail Tuesday night.

31-year-old Amanda Inman went before a judge Tuesday, hours after turning herself in at the Palm Beach County Jail on a charge of aggravated manslaughter of a child.

She said little in court, but her lawyer has entered a written not-guilty plea on her behalf.

Inman is charged in the death of 2 year old Haile Brockington at Katies Kids Day Care in Delray Beach on August 5.

Police say she forgot the toddler was in the back of her van, and Haile was found dead in the van seven hours later.

According to the arrest report, when police questioned her, Inman was asked who checked the victim as getting off the bus.

"Well, I checked them out immediately when I got to the school," she told police.

Detectives asked her if she ever checked the van after all the kids get off.

Inman responded, "Well, this morning I didn't. Usually I go try, I'll look back, I don't go row by row."

The owner of Katie's Kids would not comment on the arrest of Inman.

But last week, the owner, Kathryn Muhammad, had this to say about the toddler's death.

"I wasn't here to say what happened. And I can't, I mean it's all hearsay. I mean literally I wasn't in the country at the time so you know, I'm trying to piece it together the best I can. But we did have protocols in place."

Muhammad's attorney Betty Resch said very little about Inman's arrest:

"The police are doing their job and we're glad that they are."

With no further criminal charges expected against anyone else, Resch says Muhammad is just trying to get things back on track.

"Katie is concentrating on making sure that all of her facilities are safe and providing a good education for those children that she's able to serve," she said.

But the attorney for Haile's parents feels charging the van driver alone is simply not enough and says they "would hate to see the charges stop there. Because this little girl's death is a result of many more layers of problems as opposed to one person's fault."

Inman's bond was set at $10,000.

She is facing up to 30 years if convicted.

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