“Part of me just wants someone to say, 'Yeah, I did it. It’s my fault,'" said Killea.
Conor’s parents said the state should have filed a court order to shut down the facility before Conor Tilson’s death.
"I feel like the state should have done more, and if they had done more, maybe my son would still be alive," Tilson said. "They should be held liable. They should be accountable for their actions."
In June 2013, the Attorney General’s Office announced an agreement had been reached in which Cox and Phillips agreed to a lifetime ban on providing or operating child care facility and agreed to pay $6,000 to the state in civil penalties.
Cox was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, deception and operating a child care home without a license.
She was sentenced Nov. 26, 2013, and by January 2014 had left prison and entered the work release program.
Conor’s parents said they were unaware of Carefinder , the state Family and Social Services Administration website where parents can look up inspection records.
If a provider does not show up on Carefinder, they are most likely unlicensed.
When a provider operates without a license, they do not have to submit to criminal background checks, training for CPR and safe sleep, as well as drug screens.