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A mom has filed a lawsuit against a day care center in Michigan City, Ind., that allegedly after her 5-year-old son was found hanging from a jump rope at the playground, NBC Chicago reports. The suit says the center has a history of violations.

Anita Laflore charges in the suit against Tricia’s Playhouse that on June 9, her son, Amareon Williams, at some point he got tangled in the rope in the playground and died, the report says. She told the station he was he was only at the center for one day, joining his sisters.


“I just hurt for my baby,” Laflore told NBC Chicago. “I hurt for him so bad, because Amareon was a special kid," the boy's mother, Anita Laflore, said. “I just wish I could have protected him. I wish that I could have been there. I wish I could have saved him because he's gone now. He didn't deserve that.”

The state had issued several warnings to the center, but it remained in operation, the suit charges, according to NBC.

“Six weeks prior to this tragedy, six serious violations were found which caused the state to put them on probation,” attorney Mark Novak told the station. “This is an unspeakable tragedy. This is a tragedy that never should have happened.”

Read more at NBC Chicago.

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