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Mom Charged With Murder in Baby's Hot Car Death

Elizabeth Marie Barhonovich, 28, allegedly left 10-month-old inside vehicle on hot day
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2018 4:50 PM CDT
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(Newser) – It's yet another fatality involving a child left in a hot car, but this one has led to murder charges. Elizabeth Marie Barhonovich, 28, of Vancleave, Mississippi, is accused of leaving her 10-month-old son in a vehicle parked outside her home on a hot day in June, reports the Sun Herald. It's not clear how long Kash Barhonovich was inside the car, but the temperature on June 14 rose to 89 degrees. As People points out, it would have taken only an hour for the temperature to be well over 100 degrees inside the vehicle. Barhonovich was jailed on charges of second-degree murder after an autopsy confirmed that her son's body temperature had been dangerously elevated. (In another case, a father forgot about his child as he caught a flight.)

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