Elgin death won’t result in charges

BY ANN KELLEY Modified: October 22, 2008 at 6:00 am •  Published: October 22, 2008
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o hours later, Tyler called to tell her Hannah stopped breathing, she said.

"Hannah was already dead when the ambulances got there,” Hoots said. "They tried to bring her back, but she had gone too long without air.”

Tyler put the baby on her side with a pacifier in her mouth in a bedroom, and didn’t check on her for at least an hour, a DHS investigator found.

Along with violations for leaving children unattended, Tyler was cited for not following a requirement that infants be placed on their backs for sleeping unless there is a written recommendation by a doctor, a DHS report states.

Tyler said Tuesday she wants to talk publicly about the case but was advised by her insurance carrier not to. "I have nothing to hide,” Tyler said.