Day care owners charged in girl's fatal choking
The owners of a Hicksville day care center were indicted Wednesday on charges stemming from the choking death of a toddler last year.
Carousel Day School owner Eugene Formica and Assistant Director Kathryn Cordaro face charges including reckless assault of a child.
Two-year-old Olivia Raspanti choked to death on a carrot last March at the school. Prosecutors say the facility did not have a license to care for children that young.
Defense attorneys say that is just a technicality. They say their clients were unaware they had to re-apply for their toddler program after the school dropped its first grade program. Formica and Cordaro are due back in court April 14.