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Jury Selection To Begin For Fairfield Daycare Owner Charged In Baby's Death

Carol Cardillo,
Carol Cardillo, Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Jury selection will begin Monday for a woman who ran an unlicensed daycare in Fairfield and who is charged with killing a 4-month-old Shelton boy with an overdose of Benadryl, according to the Connecticut Post. 

Carol Cardillo, 53, is charged with second-degree manslaughter and risk of injury in connection with the death of Adam Gregory Vasaturo Seagull on March 22, 2016. He had been in her care for 11 days at the unlicensed daycare center run in her Edgewood Road home,

The trial will begin in Superior Court in Bridgeport after a jury of six people is selected, the Post said.

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Carol Cardillo, 53, is accused of giving Benadryl to Adam before putting him down for a nap, police said. 

Officers responded to her home on a report of an unresponsive infant and rushed the 4-month-old to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, where he was pronounced deceased, police said.

Cardillo, who ran the unlicensed daycare for 11 years, initially denied giving Benadryl to the baby, according to police. She said she had given him a bottle before putting him down for a nap, police said. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that he had Benadryl in his system, which should not be given to a baby under 2.

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Court records show that Cardillo had regularly purchased bottles of Benadryl in the three years before the baby's death, including one bottled the week before he died, police said.

Click here for the story at the Connecticut Post. 

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