SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says no criminal charges will be filed in the death of an infant at a rural Mitchell day care facility last month.
Three-month-old Brooklyn Howard died June 19 at the rural Davison County day care.
Jackley and Davison County prosecutor Pat Smith issued a statement Thursday saying that another young child in the day care "contributed to the infant's death."
Jackley said late Thursday that under South Dakota law, prosecutors can't charge a child under 10, and the contributing child in this case was "considerably younger than 10."
The cause of the child's death wasn't disclosed.
Jackley and Smith say the dead child's family have cooperated in the investigation and were "cleared of any culpability" at the beginning.