Sentencing Reset for NE Childcare Provider Convicted in Toddler’s Death

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

blair-policeSentencing has been rescheduled for a Blair woman who was convicted of negligent child abuse in the drowning of a toddler at her day care facility.

The new court date is May 30 and had been requested by the lawyer for 59-year-old Nancy Tierney. She’d pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge. Prosecutors dropped a manslaughter count in exchange for her plea. Tierney’s original sentencing date was May 16.

Police say Tierney was charged after a 16-month-old girl drowned in August last year in a pool at Tierney’s home, which served as a certified day care facility. A court document says Tierney left the girl, Isabella Thallas, and other children unattended when she used a bathroom. Tierney said she thought the gate to the pool had been locked.