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Cops: Grandpa Returned to Car 3 Times After Boy Died in Heat

Alabama man has been charged in toddler's death

(Newser) - An Alabama grandfather who had been taking his grandson to daycare in the mornings as his daughter, the boy's mother, recovered from hip surgery apparently forgot to drop the 2-year-old off Tuesday, with unimaginable consequences. The toddler, Ian Wiesman, was found dead in his grandfather's truck later that...

Police: Child Intentionally Left in Hot Car for 5 Hours

The 1-year-old died, and his father has been charged

(Newser) - A 1-year-old is dead after being left in a hot car in Ohio, and his father has been charged with his murder. CBS News reports Landon Parrot, 19, arrived at the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital on Thursday with his unresponsive child. Police who arrived to question Parrot allege he gave...

On a Sweltering Texas Day, Tragedy at Elementary School

Boy, 5, dies after being pulled out of hot car in Hidalgo County, Texas

(Newser) - Temps in Hidalgo County, Texas, broke the 100-degree mark on Thursday, with a humidity-exacerbated heat index of 105. Those weather conditions contributed to a tragedy outside of a Mission elementary school, where a 5-year-old boy died after being found inside a hot car. Raul Gonzalez, police chief for the La...

3-Year-Old Florida Boy Dies in Hot Car

It's the first such incident in Florida this year and the 11th in the country

(Newser) - A three-year-old Florida boy died Monday after his father left him in a car for up to six hours, per the Miami Herald. It happened outside Lubavitch Educational Center in Miami Gardens. Several of the boy’s siblings attend the same school, and both his parents are teachers there. It...

Child Dies in Hot Car While Mother Is at Work

Georgia woman says she forgot she hadn't taken 1-year-old to day care

(Newser) - A 1-year-old died after being left in a car parked outside a Georgia drugstore while the mother worked inside, the second death of a child in a hot car in Georgia in a week. The Madison County sheriff said the unidentified child was left in the car for three to...

After Fatally Forgetting His Son in Car, Dad Kills Self

18-month-old was never dropped off at his Virginia daycare

(Newser) - Police say a father in Chesterfield County, Va., took his own life shortly after realizing he'd left his 18-month-old son in his car Tuesday and the child died. At some point in the morning, the man realized he'd left the boy in the car and brought him inside...

Boy, 3, Dies After Grandma Forgets He Was in Car

Kendrick Engram Jr. was in hot car for nearly 3 hours

(Newser) - In yet another tragic hot car death, a 3-year-old boy died in the back of a hot SUV in Georgia after his grandmother forgot to take him out of the vehicle. Authorities say the grandmother had been out with Kendrick Engram Jr. and several other children and didn't take...

Georgia's Top Court Overturns Conviction in Hot Car Death

Justin Ross Harris can now get new trial

(Newser) - Georgia's highest court on Wednesday overturned the murder and child cruelty convictions against a man whose toddler son died after he left him in a hot car for hours, saying the jury saw evidence that was "extremely and unfairly prejudicial." Justin Ross Harris, 41, was convicted in...

Cops: Boy Died in Hot Car While Mom Prepared Sister's Party

Police say Texas boy was left in car for 2 to 3 hours

(Newser) - A 5-year-old Houston-area boy died in a hot car while his mother was busy preparing his 8-year-old sister's birthday party, police say. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the woman took the two children to a store while getting ready for the party Monday and left the boy behind...

Cops: As He Was Arrested, His Baby Died in His Car

Davied Japez McCorry Whatley allegedly failed to inform police the 8-month-old was in car

(Newser) - Davied Japez McCorry Whatley went to the Snellville Police Department on Tuesday afternoon to pick up a gun police had in their possession. Upon running the standard background check before releasing the firearm to him, police discovered there was a warrant out for the Georgia 20-year-old's arrest for probation...

Sheriff Shares Outcome of Probe Into Twins' Hot-Car Death

Dad will not be charged

(Newser) - Update: After an "intense investigation," police say they will not charge the man who accidentally left his 20-month-old identical twins in a hot car for more than 9 hours on Sept. 1; the two died of heat stroke. At a Tuesday news conference, Sheriff Leon Lott described the...

Cops: Dad Wouldn't Let Us Break Window to Save Toddler

1-year-old died in hot car

(Newser) - A 27-year-old Nevada man is charged with refusing to allow his car windows to be broken when his 1-year-old daughter was locked inside—leading to the toddler's death. Officers say that on Monday afternoon Sidney Deal got in a fight with his girlfriend, who asked him and his daughter...

Brothers, 3 and 1, Die After Climbing Into Car on Own

Hot car tragedy strikes in Alabama

(Newser) - Unimaginable tragedy struck in Alabama on Saturday, where two brothers, ages 3 and 1, died in a hot car that they climbed into themselves, USA Today reports. The boys' parents told authorities they thought the toddlers were playing in their bedrooms, but following a frantic search after being unable to...

Dad Leaves Toddler Twins in Hot Minivan for 3.5 Hours

The tragedy unfolded at a Honda dealership in Alabama

(Newser) - In another hot-car tragedy, an Alabama father left his 11-month old twins in a minivan for nearly 3 1/2 hours—and the result was not good, AL.com reports. Police officers and firefighters responded to his 911 call Friday at the Honda dealership in Oxford where he works. "He...

A Tragic Past for Parents of Toddler Who Died in Hot Car

'Miracle baby' Zariah Hasheme's mother had 6 previous miscarriages

(Newser) - Demi Petrowski had six miscarriages before a "miracle baby" arrived for her and her husband, Zachary Hasheme: daughter Zariah. Now the New Mexico couple is mourning their only child after a babysitter allegedly left the 2-year-old in a hot car. Police in Hobbs say 41-year-old Tammie Brooks was tasked...

Wife Pleads for Mercy for Husband After Twins' Hot-Car Deaths

Marissa Rodriguez: Husband Juan Rodriguez is 'great father,' babies' deaths a 'horrific accident'

(Newser) - The mother of the twin babies who died in a hot car in the Bronx on Friday says she's living her "absolute worst nightmare"—but she's sticking by her husband, calling the deaths of little Mariza and Phoenix a "horrific accident." "Though I...

He Went to Work for 8 Hours. He Left His Babies in the Car

1-year-old Phoenix and Mariza died as temps soared; dad says he forgot they were in car

(Newser) - A terrible story out of the Bronx, where twin babies have died after being left in a hot car. Juan Rodriguez, 39, has been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide after police say he left his infant son and daughter, said to be either 11 months or a year...

Mother Charged After Child Dies in Hot Car

NJ toddler was left in vehicle for 2.5 hours

(Newser) - A 25-year-old mother in New Jersey is facing criminal charges over the death of her toddler daughter in a hot car last month. Prosecutors say Lakewood resident Chaya Shurkin has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reports the Asbury Park Press . Officers responding to a report of...

Ex-Cop Sentenced in Child's Hot-Car Death

Cassie Barker gets maximum 20 years

(Newser) - A former Mississippi Gulf Coast police officer is headed to prison for the death of her 3-year-old daughter , who was left in a patrol car while her mom had sex with a police supervisor and fell asleep. The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports ex-Long Beach police officer Cassie Barker was...

Child Dies After Being Left in Patrol Car by Mom, a Cop

Mother admits she was in a house having sex at the time with her supervisor

(Newser) - A former Mississippi police officer admitted to a judge that she was in a house, having sex and then falling asleep, while her 3-year-old daughter was dying of heat exposure in a patrol car outside. Cassie Barker, 29, pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter in the 2016 death, CBS News reports....

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