CARRINGTON, N.D. (Valley News Live) – The caregiver in Foster County accused of killing a baby in her care was sentenced Tuesday.

According to court documents, Carrington Police were called to Patricia Wick’s home at 438 2nd St. S. just before 2 p.m. on September 26, 2022 for an unresponsive child.

5-month-old Reed was life-flighted to Fargo where medical experts stated he had “clearly suffered traumatic head injury and subsequently had a cardiac arrest,” court documents allege. The child died on Sept. 28, and further autopsy results stated Reed died as a result of complications of blunt-force head and neck trauma. His manner of death was determined to be homicide, court documents state.

Wick was slated for a jury trial at the end of January– potentially facing life in prison. She took a plea deal.


CARRINGTON ND (VNL) A 48-year-old Carrington daycare provider has had criminal charges against Patricia Wick, for causing the fatal injures to a 4 month child. The child was found unresponsive at the daycare center. Foster County Court has charged Wick with murder, child abuse and no license to run a daycare. Bail was set at $500,00.