Palm Beach, FL - A Florida woman whose daughter was found strangled to death in a drop-side crib manufactured by Simplicity Inc., recently reached a wrongful death lawsuit settlement with Walmart and the now defunct crib maker, according to AboutLawsuits.com.
Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Simplicity recalled approximately one million drop-side cribs two days after the 2-year-old’s death in September 2007.
According to AboutLawsuits.com, the lawsuit was settled just after the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reopened an investigation into the child's death, after originally wanting to charge the mother with manslaughter in 2008. Originally, detectives and Florida child welfare officials said that the child was kept in filthy conditions in a home with a history of drug use, and were concerned that her body showed signs of being dead far longer than the family reported. However, prosecutors declined to press charges against the mother at the time.
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