Unlicensed daycare provider in North Dakota charged with murder, abuse

CARRINGTON, N.D. (KFGO) – A Carrington woman, running an unlicensed daycare in Carrington, has been charged with the murder of an infant and the abuse of another child.

The Foster County State’s Attorney says on Sept. 26, 2022, first responders were called to Patricia Wick’s house for an unresponsive 5-month-old boy.

The baby was flown to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo and later died. The investigation also revealed that a 6-year-old was injured at Wick’s home earlier in September. She represented herself in court on Monday where bail was set $500,000.

The judge ordered Wick to not have contact with the victim’s families.

The case is being investigated by Carrington Police, the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Buffalo Bridges Human Services.