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Another Dad Charged in Son's Hot Car Death

John Junek tells police he forgot to drop son at day care

(Newser) - A Maryland father faces involuntary manslaughter charges after he left his 17-month-old son in a hot car while he went to work, police say. John Junek dropped his 4-year-old son at preschool Wednesday morning, then drove to Patuxent River Naval Air Station, where he was supposed to drop the toddler... More »

Dad in Hot Car Death Indicted, Could Face Death Penalty

Justin Ross Harris indicted on 8 counts

(Newser) - Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia man accused of murder after fatally leaving his son in a hot car, has been indicted by a grand jury on eight counts, including malice murder, CNN reports. The other charges include two counts of felony murder and multiple counts of cruelty to children, and... More »

Pair Reports Kid in Hot Car, Mom Runs Them Over: Cops

Kristina Riddell faces hit-and-run and child abuse charges

(Newser) - Shannon Dominguez says "it scares the heck out of" her when she sees a child left in a hot car. So when the 43-year-old and boyfriend Alan Mason saw a young boy in what Dominguez describes as a car in direct sunlight with its windows up in a Colorado... More »

EMTs Break Into Hot Car to Save Doll

The doll is doing fine

(Newser) - Think of it as practice: After EMTs in Hoboken got multiple calls about a baby in a hot car, they rushed to the scene, bashed in a window ... and discovered that the child in distress was actually a doll, reports ABC 7 . It seems the 2-year-old granddaughter of Kitty Mieles... More »

Teen Invents Way to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

System tracks parents as they leave the vehicle

(Newser) - An inventor has developed a possible solution to the recurring problem of kids left in hot cars—and she did so before even graduating from high school. Alissa Chavez, 17, came up with the basic idea for her lifesaving contraption for a school science fair, the Washington Post reports. (Yes,... More »

Kansas Foster Baby Dead After Being Left in Car

Male guardian booked but not charged

(Newser) - A baby in Kansas is dead after being left in the back seat of a car for two hours, reports AP . A male foster parent, 29, has been arrested, but not charged, on suspicion of aggravated endangerment in the death of the 10-month-old girl. Authorities say Seth Jackson picked up... More »

Toddler Saves Elderly Man Trapped in Hot Car

Bob King, 68, found himself stuck in his car

(Newser) - The "hot car" and the "saving" parts are the same, but the roles have been reversed: An elderly Tennessee man who found himself trapped in his hot car in a church parking lot on July 12 was rescued—by a 3-year-old. As Bob King explains to WVLT , "... More »

Shoppers Smash Window, Free 2 Kids From Hot Car

Witnesses now say they were helping mom, who was on the scene

(Newser) - Media attention from the Justin Ross Harris case has placed citizens on high alert for children stuck in hot cars—and shoppers at a strip mall in Katy, Texas, are the latest to come to the rescue. The group smashed in a car window yesterday to free two young children... More »

'I Can Barely Breathe': Dad in Hot Car Video Goes Viral

Terry Bartley sweats in warning message

(Newser) - With children's deaths in hot cars making headlines this summer, a North Carolina dad is demonstrating the very real dangers involved—by experimenting on himself. Terry Bartley filmed himself sitting in a baking car with the windows closed in heat he says is approaching 90 degrees. Covered in sweat,... More »

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