A WOMAN has been charged over the death of a nine-month-old baby after she fell ill while at nursery.
Genevieve Meehan suffered a ‘medical episode’ at Tiny Toes Children’s Day Nursery in Cheadle in May last year.
Police have now charged Kate Roughley with unlawful act manslaughter.
The 36-year-old appeared at Tameside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
She is next due to appear at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on September 19.
Emergency crews were scrambled to the nursery on May 9 following a report of a child suffering a medical episode.
Genevieve was rushed to hospital but sadly couldn’t be saved and died shortly after.
Her heartbroken family previously paid tribute following the horror.
They said: We are devastated beyond words at the loss of our beloved Genevieve. She was so wanted and so treasured. Her absence is the wound that will never heal.
“Genevieve was not just a baby. She was a wonderful, unique and special person. She was an individual with her likes and dislikes, her passions and her joys.
“She loved to be cuddled, to dance and to play with her toys, particularly her tambourine. Most of all she loved to spend time with her family, and we loved and cherished every moment that we spent with her.
“She had the most beautiful smile and enchanting emerald eyes. To know that we will not get to hear her mischievous laugh again, or hold her hand, is almost too much to bear.”
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