Daycare worker April Luckese arrested in beating death of an infant, Mississauga

Investigators from the Homicide Bureau have arrested and charged a 35 year-old Mississauga woman who operates a daycare from her residence.

On Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at approximately 4:26 p.m., emergency services attended a residence on Asta Drive, in regards to a 14 month old infant in need of medical attention. The child was taken to a local hospital, and later taken to a Toronto-area hospital, in critical condition.

On Wednesday, January 5, 2011, April Luckese, a 35 year-old Mississauga resident, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault. She appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Thursday, January 6, 2011, and was released with conditions.

Tragically, on Friday, January 7, 2011, the victim succumbed to her injuries.

As a result, April Luckese has been arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder. She will be held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Saturday, January 8, 2011.


  1. I resent the term “daycare worker” used in describing this woman. Is she a registered ECE?
    If the is not, then she needs to be called what she is; a private home babysitter. Scaring parents with children in licensed childcare settings is irresponsible journalism.

  2. I agree, this should not be called a daycare, she was a babysitter. The mother only went back to work on the Tuesday and then her daughter is seriously injured on her second day of work. The poor little baby was probably crying for her mother and the babysitter got frustrated and lashed out at her. This is so horrible, my heart goes out to this family.

  3. Lala, this is what you get from this story. You’re worried about the labelling of her job comment_content_author_url. How about the fact she killed a baby (or to be politically correct for you) todler. If you need to be that technical, then lets call her what she really is. A child killer. Sheesh

  4. what a shame. its really sad that a prcious beautiful baby has lost her life. now two families are destroyed forever. Im sorry for everyones loss….

  5. This horrible child-murder person was the same person that I went to see as a potential daycare for my son. I thank my lucky stars that I never used April Luckese service for my son, maybe if I dcomment_ID, my son could’ve been the victim of a cruel beating and agressive assault from this daycare provcomment_IDer. The thought of it, just make me sick to my stomach.

  6. I am so disgustly furious and upset that this child-murderer “April Luckese” is free and out on bail. She should’ve been locked up rotten in prison for life and throw away the key for good!!!! I mean this could’ve been my son!!!
    I never liked her from the second I went to see her home daycare last year late June of 2010. There were all the signs and flagging red lights going off when I took a tour in her home daycare. I was not pleased with the amount of kcomment_IDs she had under her care, at least 15 kcomment_IDs under the age of 10 were cramped in the living room, the backyard was tcomment_IDy and no running spaces for kcomment_IDs, and dcomment_IDn’t like the area as well. I thank my lucky stars and my good friend who is an ECE who went with me that day to view the daycare. My friend, sacomment_ID she dcomment_IDn’t get a good vibe and dcomment_IDn’t like the cramp of kcomment_IDs under April’s care.
    I hope that there will be justice and put this evil person to prison for life for everyone sake!!!

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