Jury selection begins for Hudson day care owner's child endangerment trial

Jessica Bridwell (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Jessica Bridwell (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Hudson daycare owner will soon find out her fate for an incidentfrom last September.

Jessica Bridwell was in court Monday for jury selection.

Bridwell is accused of endangering a child after she failed totell Taylor Sullivan and Zach Brasher that their daughter, Reagan had fallenoff of a changing table.

At this time an exact start date is unknown, but East Texas Newswas told it will be the middle of next week.

Back in July, a district judge allowedthe state to change the wording of Bridwell's indictment.

The original indictment stated Jessica Jane Bridwell, 26, of Lufkin, placedRaegan Brasher in physical harm by not getting medical care for her after shehad fallen from a changing table on Sept. 6, 2012. The indictment also allegesBridwell did not take the child to an emergency provider.

Judge Paul White approved District Attorney Art Bauereiss' motion to changethe wording of the document to Sept. 6 and/or Sept. 7.

The state shut down Wild About Kids Day Care in November after aninvestigation into Raegan's injuries she suffered on Sept. 6.

Taylor Sullivan said her nine-month-old baby, Raegan, fell off the table onSept. 6. She did not learn of the fall until the next day, when one of theworkers mentioned the fall to her. The report states the day care director didnot contact the parents the next day when she saw a "mushy" bump onthe baby's head.

Bridwell is charged with endangering a child. Brittni Elaine Dowthitt, 28,of Lufkin, is also charged with endangering a child, as well as injury to achild. She was the day care worker who was tending to Raegan when the baby felloff the changing table.

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