Former Daycare Operator Charged with Baby’s Death

Running or working at a daycare is a lot of responsibility. People are entrusting you with the care of their most beloved and important possessions. While accidents will always happen, San Diego police believe that the death of a baby boy two years ago at a local daycare was the direct result of the actions of the man who used to run it.

Back in 2012, police were called to the 4300 block of Mount Davis Avenue at roughly 3:50 p.m. on the afternoon of May 23rd. This is where James Patrick Nemeth used to run San Diego Daycare. He was arrested just a mile away this past Friday in Clairemont.

It’s also where responding police would find the unconscious body of an 11-month-old child, Louis Michael Oliver. He was taken to a nearby hospital, but by the following morning, a doctor proclaimed him dead. Shortly thereafter, a medical examiner would add that the death was the result of a homicide. According to authorities, the young boy had been inflicted with serious injuries to the head and spine.

The Family Protection Unit of the District Attorney’s Office is now handling the investigation. No word has come out yet on what led to Nemeth’s arrest or why it took so long for charges to be filed. It will probably be some time, too, before we hear anything regarding a motive.

All we know is that two years ago, Oliver’s mother dropped him off at the daycare alert and healthy. Within a few hours, though, Christina Oliver received a text message from Nemeth, begging her to “come quickly” because the baby hadn’t woken up from his afternoon nap. Oliver’s injuries were consistent with being shaken and Nemeth already had a history of complaints that alleged he was rough with other children, including his own.

Always be thorough in your research before entrusting your child to any daycare facility. The moment you suspect something is wrong, withdraw your child and hire a lawyer if legal representation is necessary.