Woman charged in day care death in Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG) —  The Watertown Police Department and Fire Rescue were called to an in-home daycare Wednesday afternoon just after 3 p.m. for a report of a 16 month-old child who was not conscious.  The child, a boy, was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital for treatment.  While receiving medical treatment injuries consistent with abuse were observed.  The child was then transferred to Sanford Health in Sioux Falls for further treatment, however the child later died.  Officers have arrested 30 year-old Amanda Walder of Watertown for abuse or cruelty of a minor less than seven years old.  She was being held on a 25,000 dollar cash bond.  The child’s name was not released and additional charges are pending.  The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting the Watertown Police Department with the ongoing investigation.