JANUARY 7, 2022—Logan County Court of Common Pleas Judge Kevin P. Braig today sentenced Haylee M. Parsley to a mandatory prison term of 3 to 4.5 years on her involuntary manslaughter conviction, a felony of the first degree. The sentence was jointly recommended to the Court by Logan County Prosecutor Eric Stewart and the defendant’s counsel Jon J. Saia.
According to the State of Ohio’s filings with the Logan County Clerk of Courts, on April 25, 2021, Bellefontaine Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence to check on a baby reportedly not breathing. The baby was the defendant’s one month old daughter. The child was transported Mary Rutan Hospital and subsequently to Nationwide Children’s Hospital where she was declared dead. The State’s investigation determined that after drinking, the defendant and her daughter fell asleep on the couch and the defendant rolled over on the child as they slept.