Cowbell dispute before the Higher Regional Court

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Mickhal Garrett, the biological father of Aniya Day-Garrett, has filed a civil lawsuit with the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for the death of his 4-year-old daughter.

Garrett’s lawsuit, filed Wednesday, alleges that the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services received at least six separate reports that mother Sierra Day was physically abusing Aniya.

The reports were made by Garrett himself, Aniya’s aunt Erica Johnson, as well as Euclid police and staff at Euclid Hospital, according to the lawsuit:

“The reports were miscategorized and summarily closed without proper investigation.”

Cuyahoga County, the Division of Children and Family Services, 12 current or former employees of the department, two Northeast Ohio day care facilities, as well as Day and her boyfriend, Deonte Lewis, are listed as defendants.

Aniya’s mother and her boyfriend, Deonte Lewis, were both sentenced to life in prison in March for the girl’s murder.

Paramedics and police investigators were called to Day’s Euclid apartment in March 2018 after receiving a call that the 4-year-old girl was not breathing.

Noticeable burns and bruises were observed on Aniya’s body.



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