A 19-year-old day care worker has been arrested for murder after authorities found surveillance footage of the teen allegedly taking the life of a 4-month-old baby.

According to ABC 6, Dejoynay Ferguson was an employee at the Little People Child Development Center in Bear, Delaware. On Thursday, September 5, first responders were called to the center after Ferguson claimed she found a child unresponsive.

Ferguson told the owner of the day care, who called 911.

As ABC 6 reports, police arrived at the scene around 10:35 a.m. The baby girl was then transported to Christiana Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

During the investigation into the infant’s passing, police pulled surveillance footage from the day care’s security cameras. And what they allegedly saw can only be described as disturbing.

According to police documents obtained by ABC 6, the footage showed Ferguson grabbing the 4-month-old from the floor and placing her on a changing table. Ferguson is then seen putting on latex gloves and putting her hands over the baby’s nose and mouth.

The teen reportedly didn’t move her hands until the child was noticeably unresponsive.

Ferguson is then seen picking the child up and putting the infant back into a crib. The teen then waited roughly 20 minutes before telling the day care’s owner that the baby was unresponsive.

In a press release, the Delaware State Police say Ferguson has been charged with “one count of Murder 1st Degree and arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 before being committed to the Dolores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $1,000,000.00 cash bail.”

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Delaware State Police also added that because the investigation into the infant’s death is still ongoing, “the Office of Childcare Licensing has suspended the license of the facility indefinitely.”

Hundreds of people commented under the DSP’s Facebook post offering their condolences to the child’s family.

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Publicado por Delaware State Police en Viernes, 6 de septiembre de 2019

Some of the comments came from day care workers themselves, saying they “don’t get” how something like this could happen:

I don’t get it. I went through a crazy amount of training before being able to work in a daycare or early childcare setting. And continued to do so afterwards. There were so many steps in place to prevent something like this. It’s so sad.

It’s unclear when Ferguson is expected back in court.

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50 Replies to “Teen Day Care Worker Charged With Murder After Surveillance Video Allegedly Showed Her Taking an Infant’s Life”

  • Robbie 2 weeks ago

    She’s one sick person. She deserves the death penalty.. Prayers going to this family.. Poor little angel..

  • Fr 2 weeks ago

    Hey. Ummmmmm… SMDH (seriously). A very close friend of mine just moved to the area and asked if I knew of a good babysitter. Well practically all of my aunt’s did for some period of time but now have moved on to different ventures.
    After reading this !! I don’t dare recommend anyone !!!
    PS. Can I even recommend the church ?!?
    God help us all. And may that babies soul rest in peace

  • Patricia 2 weeks ago

    My deepest condolences to the family of this little angel. I hope they lock this no good devil up for life. What could this precious little baby do to her for her to do this ???

  • IAmErica 2 weeks ago

    This is just wrong on so many levels. Are our children ever really safe? Anywhere? She should rot in prison. Someone should torture her the way she tortured that helpless baby!!! Really? It took all that to make her feel like somebody? Yeah they should give her the death penalty but only if the parents get to throw the switch and they sell tickets to watch it. There’s a special place in hell for people like this little rip.

  • Gail 2 weeks ago

    I can’t believe this. God bless the baby’s soul and bless the family.

  • Cheri 2 weeks ago

    How do a young girl do this? What is in this girl to make her react to a 4month old innocent baby in that way. I’ve been in early childhood for over 20 yrs. and the things I have been reading lately about daycare it’s just painful and unbelievable. 😢 My prayers go out to the baby family.🌷😇🌹

  • Jegramat 2 weeks ago

    How does a girl of her age commit such crime and for what reason? These are the kind of incidents that leave me perplexed at humans. You put on latex gloves, carry out the cold act. Allow 20 minutes and report that the baby is unresponsive??? Where do you get such guts???

  • Alice Williamson 2 weeks ago

    I have a hard time understanding how, if they have video surveillance, that this girl had enough time to be alone with this precious baby with no one seeing anything. Are the monitors not watched at all? Also, they need to check and see if there is a connection to the family of that precious baby, and if that made her have a “sick” motive for killing the child. I agree with most of the comments. The perpetrator deserves the death sentence because there is no doubt that she did it, and if she got a life sentence, that would be sentencing the public to take care of her for the rest of her life .

  • There is indeed a devil. This kind of thing proves it. God bless that childs family. Thank God the baby is in heaven with God. I am so sorry this happened to this sweet child. This person will surely go to hell eternally

  • There is indeed a devil. This kind of thing proves it. God bless that childs family. I am so sorry this happened to this sweet child. This teen woman will surely go to hell eternally. God will take care of child now.

  • JOAN 2 weeks ago

    MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I DON’T THINK THEY SCREAN THEM VERY WELL.

  • JOAN 2 weeks ago

    I PRAY THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THE BABY GETS PEACE FOR WHAT HAPPEN TO THERE LOVED ONE. I CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE SOMETHNG WOULD HAPPEN TO A INOCENT BABY WHO CAN’T DEFEND HERSELF. PRAYERS

  • Veronda Clark 2 weeks ago

    This hurts me to my heart 😢. I can’t understand why, this girl would do this to this baby. When you take your child to day care, you think your child is safe. What the hell is wrong with people. I have 7 grandbabies, I couldn’t imagine . I thank God the day care had cameras. Lock this dumb ass for ever. My condolences to the parents of this baby. May God put his loving arms around you and your family. I am praying 🙏🙏🙏 for you.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Anonymous 2 weeks ago

    Oh my God I just don’t understand I am a teacher myself in a daycare if you don’t have love to chat and you shouldn’t even be working in this field recipes little angel

  • Wanda Washington 2 weeks ago
  • Laveria 2 weeks ago

    My heart goes out to family they should give her ass death chair it so sad how she took baby life it hurt so bad because people are hurting these children like it game may hell hurry up catch devil like that

  • David 2 weeks ago

    I want her set on fire. One leg at a time and then work your way up. This thing is not worth the air she is breathing.

  • Terry 2 weeks ago

    She needs to die the same way

  • Thomas 2 weeks ago

    Please! please use her as am Example,and Sentaince her to LIFE!!!!😟 IN Prison….,that is the only Justice in this case!,unless it is Death ….which to me is way she truly deserves…

  • Shanon Scott 2 weeks ago

    Sad,and sickening you can’t even feel safe with your kids at daycare

  • Anonymous 2 weeks ago

    You have to be one sick individual!

  • Pamelaruff 2 weeks ago
  • Marcus Bennett 2 weeks ago

    Never killed anyone in my life. But, this bitch! I would str8 up enjoy taking her out…. slow.

  • Ranata Shiner 2 weeks ago

    Condolences to the family of this passing angel and may the Lord have mercy on the young lady whom took a life and can’t replace it GOD BLESS THE OWNER OF THE DAYCARE

  • Shannon 2 weeks ago

    She deserves to be in electric chair for taking a babies life that she has no power to give.

  • Tamara 2 weeks ago

    Ok I

  • Patricia WHITLEY 2 weeks ago

    This is absolutely ridiculous. Lord please give this family the strength they need Father. She is now safe in his arms.

  • Brenda Allen 2 weeks ago

    Sending my condolences to the family. This is such a sad tragedy. This lady needs to be tortured in jail no child should have to go through such a horrible death. Blessings to the family.

  • Shannon Houston 2 weeks ago
  • Anonymous 2 weeks ago

    Do her the same way as she did that poor defenseless baby

  • Karen 2 weeks ago

    I am so sickened by the death of the angel who gained its wings at the hands of this sick woman. She didnt have to work there especially since she hates children so much. I looked at a baby same age and burst into tears. They are so innocent. I pray its parents find some peace in thier hearts.

  • TANILLE 2 weeks ago

    give her life without parole you had a choice not to work with kids stick woman

  • Wilma Brown 2 weeks ago
  • Andy Hawkins 2 weeks ago

    A world without Christ. Nothing new under the sun. Anything is possible… without Jesus.

  • Jason Ames 2 weeks ago

    My deepest condolences go out to the family of the poor little girl. Secondly now these day care employees are out of a job.. How in the hell could this black widow do something so cruel to an innocent baby girl ! I just don’t get it ! !

  • Jason Ames 2 weeks ago

    My deepest condolences go out to the family of the poor little girl. Secondly now, these day care employees are out of a job.. How in the hell could this black widow do something so cruel to an innocent baby girl ! I just don’t get it ! !

  • CARL JOHNSON 2 weeks ago
  • P Silas 2 weeks ago

    I’m totally blown away and agree with Alice Williamson. What’s the purpose of surveillance cameras if nobody is monitoring? I’m praying for the family. The loss of a child is heartbreaking. I know from experience. To lose your precious baby in such a horrific. I pray God will wrap his arms of comfort around the parents and family. His love and comfort is everlasting. The family will definitely need counseling and grief support.

  • Rosalinda Trevino 2 weeks ago

    I do think satan is grabbing all this young kids to destroy our new generation becuz if this kids would listen to the voice of God this generation would make a difference but they care to listen to the wrong g voice becuz the bad spirit is within them cuz satan’s got them blind to him he is trying to get all the souls he can we need to be aware and the Lord is the one who will condemn her is she goes to prison for life pretty sure God has a plan for her when the time is right @ his hands if it was for us we would want the worse for her but God is the judge and I am positive he has a place for her in the near future my condolences to the family and may the Good Lord give them strenth to deal with this situation prayer for them and this most beautiful baby may she rest in peace and awaits for her justice be done ( I know God has the will to do and yo get justice God Bless Let’s wait on the Lord the bible says if anyone mistreat any of his child it better to hang a stone around his or her neck and throw it in the sea ( Amen)

  • Anonymous 2 weeks ago

    God bless the family of the innocent child who in a in heaven. As for the piece of shit that murdered a child there isn’t enough torture or agony she can suffer. Hand her sorry ass in town square for all to see

  • Anonymous 2 weeks ago

    Dumb Bitch…..life over for nothing..

  • Don 2 weeks ago

    Dumb Bitch…..life over for nothing..

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  • Anonymous 2 weeks ago

    That it so sad. I feel for the Parents of this baby she should never be able to work around any buddy under the age of 18 ever again she’s a child killer selfish and gets whatever is coming to her and didn’t think about anybody but herself now all these people don’t have a job because the facilities been closedown and these kids are probably gone there for a while have to be uprooted and move to a new place just a very very selfish lady that did this she gets whatever she deserves I feel nothing for her nor her family

  • Anonymous 2 weeks ago

    That it so sad. I feel for the Parents of this baby she should never be able to work around any buddy under the age of 18 ever again she’s a child killer selfish and gets whatever is coming to her and didn’t think about anybody but herself now all these people don’t have a job because the facilities been closedown and these kids are probably gone there for a while have to be uprooted and move to a new place just a very very selfish lady that did this she gets whatever she deserves I feel nothing for her nor her family. Only the Innocent people that are affected by this

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  • Anonymous 6 days ago

    I’d get the noose out for that one. Dumb monkey should get death by 3rd branch of the old oak tree after what she did. Burn a cross and hang her from the flames!!!!!

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