A month after Aniya Day-Garrett’s mother and her boyfriend were convicted of killing her, the little girl’s father has filed a lawsuit against multiple individuals from the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services along with two daycares she attended.
The attorney for Mickhal Garrett said the initial convictions only told part of the story, and that it was “a village” that failed Aniya. Roughly three dozen individuals and organizations are named in the suit, including Anyia’s convicted killers Sierra Day and Deonte Lewis, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, and members of both Get Ready, Set, Grow Preschool and Harbor Crest Childcare Academy in Euclid.
In the aftermath of Aniya’s death, records showed a pattern of abuse dating back years, and medical examiners concluded she died of a stroke caused by several blows to the head. She was also found to be emaciated and malnourished.
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