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EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors oppose allowing children service workers to testify in the case of an Ohio woman and her boyfriend charged in the death of the woman’s 4-year-old daughter.

A medical examiner says Aniya Day-Garrett died in March in Euclid (YOO’-klihd) from a stroke caused by blunt impacts to her head.

Her mother, Sierra Day, and Day’s boyfriend, Deonte Lewis, have pleaded not guilty and remain jailed on bonds of $1 million.

The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Department of Children and Family Services has said investigators never found enough evidence to remove the girl from her home.

The News-Herald reports the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office says investigatory records of possible child abuse or neglect are confidential under Ohio law.

Prosecutors argue in-person testimony from child welfare investigators is also prohibited.


Information from: The News-Herald,