CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Mickhal Garrett, the biological father of Aniya Day-Garrett, has filed a civil lawsuit with the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for the death of his 4-year-old daughter. Garrett’s lawsuit, filed Wednesday, alleges that the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services received at least six separate reports that mother Sierra […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Sierra Day, the mother of slain Aniya Day-Garrett, and her boyfriend Deonte Lewis were both sentenced to life in prison for the murder of the 4-year-old girl. Day was sentenced without the possibility for parole, while Lewis will be eligible for parole after serving 20 years in prison. Both were found […]

CLEVELAND–A Cuyahoga County convicted a woman and her boyfriend in the death of her 4-year-old daughter. Sierra Day, 24, and Deonte Lewis, 27, were found guilty of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, permitting child abuse, endangering children and tampering with evidence. They will be sentenced on March 20 at 12:15 p.m. “This verdict should send […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Department of Children and Family Services have scheduled a series of community meetings to discuss the number of children who have died while being monitored by the agency. Tuesday is the first one being held. Heads turned to the agency after the death of Aniya Day-Garrett, age 4, who died suddenly at a residence on March 11. […]

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – On Monday, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services Director Cynthia Weiskittel announced changes are coming after the tragic death of 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett. “The County Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) works to protect children who are abused or neglected. On March 11, 2018, […]

The daycares failed to report cases of potential abuse against 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett.   EUCLID — Both daycares that looked after the 4-year-old girl allegedly killed by her mother and mother’s boyfriend will be shut down. The Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services sent letters to Harbor Crest Childcare Academy and Get Ready, Set […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Child Welfare Review Panel reviewing children services case handling of 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett is expected to complete their investigation by mid-May, according to a county spokeswoman. The Child Welfare Review Panel is also inspecting Cuyahoga County Department of Family Services procedures. In a March 27 news release, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish stated that “Aniya […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Sierra Day and Deonte Lewis appeared in a Cuyahoga County courtroom Thursday morning to face charges related to 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett’s murder. Day, who is Aniya’s mother, and her boyfriend both pleaded not guilty to: Aggravated murder Murder Felonious assault Permitting child abuse Endangering children Tampering with evidence “The abuse suffered […]

EUCLID, OH (WOIO) – Harbor Crest Childcare Academy has until the end of today to submit their corrective action plan to ODJFS after it was discovered they weren’t notifying public children services of child abuse and neglect observations. The ODJFS received a complaint against Harbor Crest Childcare Academy and a licensing specialist arrived to the day […]

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – A Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services case worker who was involved in Aniya Day-Garrett’s case has received threats to her physical safety and well-being, according to a county spokesperson. The case worker, Tawana James, received at least one threat to her physical safety through Facebook. She has been told […]

EUCLID, OH (WOIO) – The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services tells Cleveland 19 News it has no record of being contacted about the alleged abuse of Aniya Day-Garrett, 4, of Euclid. It was discovered that Harbor Crest Childcare Academy had 14 Child Observation Forms in Aniya’s folder chronicling abuse as far back as 2015. The reports showed […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Mickhal Garrett, the father of 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett who was allegedly murdered, says he is alright after reports he suffered a heart attack. Mickhal shared a video on Facebook to reassure those familiar with him that he is OK. He said it was a case of misinformation that was spread. Aniya […]