Home of Aniya Day-Garrett’s father burglarized, stolen gifts intended for ‘Toys for Tots’

The donations were going to be given away at a Christmas celebration in Aniya’s name.
Published: Nov. 26, 2018 at 7:53 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Mickhal Garrett, the father of Aniya-Day Garrett, is trying to shake off a heartless act committed against him.

Garrett’s home was invaded, and the thieves smashed through multiple windows to gain entry. Many items stolen were Christmas gifts and donations given by supporters for Aniya Garrett’s first Toys for Tots Skate with Santa Holiday Celebration.

Aniya Day-Garret died from head trauma and malnutrition on March 11.

Her mother, Sierra Day, and boyfriend, Deonte Lewis, remain jailed in connection with her murder, and are awaiting trial.

The child suffered abuse since she was 2 years old, and a daycare had documented the child’s injuries, but never reported them to child protective services when they were actually happening until an ambulance was needed one day to transport her.

Ohio Job and Family Services investigated complaints into two daycare facilities Aniya attended, and both were issued notifications that ODJFS intends to revoke each program's license.

Aniya Day-Garrett was 4 years old at the time of her death. Her mother Sierra Day and mom’s boyfriend Deonte Lewis remain jailed in connection with her murder awaiting trial.

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