Mistrial declared in case of day-care owner who’d researched ‘Broken Bones in Children’

A mistrial was declared late Monday night in the case of a Maryland day-care owner who’d researched “Broken Bones in Children” on the Internet a week before an infant girl died who had been under his care.

The 12-member jury in Montgomery County deliberated over two days but couldn’t reach unanimous verdicts to charges of assault, child abuse and murder lodged against Kia Divband. The 36-year-old, who testified during the three-week trial, operated Little Dreamers day care from the basement of his Rockville home where the incidents allegedly occurred last year.

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