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Prosecutor: Mom Told Stylist 'No Rush' as Kid Died in 129-Degree Car

Georgia denies bail for Dijanelle Fowler in death of 1-year-old daughter

(Newser) - The woman accused of second-degree murder in the hot-car death of her 1-year-old daughter has been denied bail in Georgia, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Prosecutors say Dijanelle Fowler, who is 25, spent more than five hours getting her hair braided at a salon on June 19 while Skylar Fowler died... More »

2 Tragic Baby Deaths in 2 Days in Phoenix

Zane Endress, Josiah Riggins left in hot cars

(Newser) - It's an avoidable tragedy that authorities across America want to make as rare as possible—but in Phoenix, it happened twice in two days. The first baby to die in a hot car in the Arizona city over the weekend was 7-month-old Zane Endress, who was left in a... More »

Cops: As Mom Spent 6 Hours Getting Hair Done, Baby Died

DeKalb police say hot-car death wasn't intentional

(Newser) - Two cases of youngsters losing their lives in hot cars are making headlines this week. Skylar Fowler, 1, became the first child to die in a hot car in Georgia this year in a June 15 incident that's emerging following mother Dijanelle Fowler's Monday arrest. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... More »

Cops: Texas Mom Left Kids in Hot Car to Teach 'Lesson'

She initially told police children went missing, then she found them dead in the car

(Newser) - A Texas mother stands charged with the deaths of her two toddlers after admitting the accidental tragedy she initially described to authorities was actually a darker one. As the Washington Post reports, Cynthia Randolph told cops that her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son disappeared while playing on May 26; after... More »

Cops: Mom Spent Night With Friends as Kids Died in Hot Car

Amanda Hawkins was arrested Thursday

(Newser) - "This is by far the most horrific case of child endangerment that I have seen in the 37 years that I have been in law enforcement," said a Texas sheriff Friday in announcing the arrest of a 19-year-old mother whose toddler girls died after being left overnight in... More »

Boy, 2, Dies After More Than 5 Hours in Hot SUV

He was left in vehicle outside Fla. day care

(Newser) - Yet another child has died after being left in a hot car all day. The latest tragic death was in Brandon, Fla., where 2-year-old Jacob Manchego died Tuesday after being left for more than five hours in an SUV outside the day care center where his half sister worked, WFLA... More »

Dad in Hot-Car Death Will Never Leave Prison

Justin Ross Harris was sentenced Monday

(Newser) - If life in prison without the possibility of parole wasn't unequivocal enough, Justin Ross Harris had that and another 32 years handed to him on Monday. Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mark Staley Clark followed the state's recommendation—what he called "the very least that can be... More »

Firefighter Charged in Young Son's Hot Car Death

Police say there's no evidence father left toddler in car deliberately

(Newser) - There was no evidence that a Tampa-area firefighter deliberately left his toddler son in a hot pickup truck for eight hours, but the circumstances amount to criminal neglect, a sheriff told a Florida newspaper, per the AP . Troy Whitaker, 41, of Palm Harbor, faces an aggravated manslaughter charge in the... More »

As Baby's Eyes Rolled Back, Man Broke Hot Car's Window

Police say the move saved a life

(Newser) - Police in New Jersey say a passerby who grabbed a sledgehammer and smashed a car's window saved the life of the infant inside. The drama unfolded in a Kohl's parking lot in Asbury Park on Monday when Steve Eckel, 53, and Sarah Mazzone, 30—strangers to each other—... More »

Tyler Perry Says He'll Pay for Funeral of Girls Left in Hot Car

15-month-old twins Ariel and Alaynah died last Thursday in Georgia

(Newser) - Tyler Perry has offered to pay for the funeral of the twin 15-month-old girls who died last Thursday after being left alone in a hot car in Georgia, ABC News reports. Police say Asa North was drunk when he left his daughters, Ariel and Alaynah, in the car. He's... More »

Cops: Dad Was Drinking Before Twins Were Left in Car, Died

Asa North has been arrested in girls' deaths

(Newser) - Police say a father charged with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of his 15-month-old twin girls had been drinking before he left them in a hot car in 90-degree temperatures, the AP reports. Witnesses heard screams and saw Asa North running as he carried the toddlers from the parking lot... More »

Twin Girls Die After Being Left in Hot Car

Father of Georgia 15-month-olds has been charged

(Newser) - Grim news from Carrollton, Ga.: Police say twin 15-month-old girls died after being left in the back of an SUV Thursday evening, USA Today reports. Police say that when they responded to a 911 call, they found neighbors holding the little girls in a baby pool, trying to cool them... More »

Cops: Man Left Baby in Hot Car Then Put Her in Refrigerator

Michael Thedford has been charged with manslaughter

(Newser) - A Texas father of three has been charged with manslaughter after police say he left his 6-month-old daughter in a hot car for hours then put her in the refrigerator, Reuters reports. Michael Thedford, a 33-year-old unemployed teacher, dropped his 3-year-old and 5-year-old children off at daycare Tuesday but forgot... More »

Cops: Officer's Baby Son Was Left in Car, Died

He was left for 'an extended period of time'

(Newser) - "As a police family, we have experienced a terrible tragedy," the chief of police in Rome, NY, says of the death of an officer's baby son. Cops say Rome officer Mark Fanfarillo called 911 on Monday afternoon after finding his 4-month-old son dead in his vehicle outside... More »

Mom Left Baby in Hot Car for Stripper Audition: Cops

Police say temps inside car topped 100 degrees

(Newser) - There are the oops moments that every parent has, and then there is the case of 24-year-old Kelsey McMurtry: Nashville police say McMurtry left her 13-month-old daughter locked in her vehicle on a 72-degree day—clad in a heavy coat, with the windows closed—while she auditioned at a strip... More »

Judge Charged in Death of Young Son Left in Hot Car

The 18-month-old boy was left in the car for five hours

(Newser) - An Arkansas judge has been arrested on a complaint of negligent homicide after the death of his son in the back seat of a hot car last summer, the AP reports. An arrest warrant filed in Garland County on Thursday says Circuit Judge Wade Naramore is named in the misdemeanor... More »

Cop Smashes Window to Pull Toddler From Hot Car

Girl is OK, mother is charged

(Newser) - Some drama unfolded in a Costco parking lot in New Jersey yesterday when police smashed the window of a minivan to rescue a young girl, reports NJ.com . The toddler is OK. Bystanders noticed that the girl inside was sweating and crying and tried unsuccessfully to pry open a slightly... More »

Mom Didn't Want BMW Windows Smashed to Save Son

Social media comments are not sympathetic to her

(Newser) - A mother in China is getting a social-media lashing after her young son became trapped in her BMW and she reportedly wouldn't let rescuers smash the car's windows to save him, the Wall Street Journal reports. Per local media, firefighters responding to a call of a child locked... More »

Girl Left in Hot Car for 16 Hours Dies; Dad Arrested

He admits he was drinking, blacked out

(Newser) - Tragedy in Baltimore, where a 2-year-old girl died yesterday after being left in a hot car. Police say her father, Wilbert Carter, left her in the car sometime Sunday, and WBAL-TV reports that she was inside it for at least 16 hours. Carter, 31, is also reportedly the one who... More »

Cops: Mom Leaves Kids in Hot Car While in Court for Same Thing

2 children are fine, but their mother is in even more trouble

(Newser) - A Virginia mother left her two young kids in a hot car with the windows rolled up while she made an appearance at the Henrico County Courthouse this week, say police. The harder-to-fathom part is that she was appearing in court over allegations that she had done almost the same... More »

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