Daycare Operator Faces More Charges After Boy's Drowning

Daycare Operator Faces More Charges After Boy's Drowning

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Tianna Edwards, of Philadelphia, has been indicted by a grand jury on involuntary manslaughter and related charges, authorities say. (Courtesy: Philadelphia District Attorney's Office) Tianna Edwards, of Philadelphia, has been indicted by a grand jury on involuntary manslaughter and related charges, authorities say. (Courtesy: Philadelphia District Attorney's Office)
PHILADELPHIA -

There's more legal trouble for the day care operator charged in the drowning death of a 7-year-old boy, according to authorities.

Tianna Edwards, the former owner of "Tianna's Terrific Tots," was already facing involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the drowning death last June of Isear Jeffcoat.

The death occurred on the 6600 block of North 8th Street on June 29, 2012.

Last week, FOX 29 Investigates' Jeff Cole spoke exclusively with Jeffcoat's mother and filed this report.

Now, a grand jury has indicted Edwards on more felony charges.

According to a news release from the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Edwards faces the following counts:

  • Involuntary Manslaughter as a felony of the second degree;
  • 21 counts of Endangering the Welfare of Children as a felony of the third degree;
  • 21 counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person as a misdemeanor of the second degree;
  • Welfare Fraud as a felony of the third degree;
  • Theft by Deception as a felony of the third degree;
  • Medical Assistance Fraud as a felony of the third degree;
  • And Tampering with Public Records as a felony of the third degree.

Cole will have more details on these new developments in the case during live reports tonight on the FOX 29 News at 5 and 6.

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