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Boy's 911 Call: Woman Left Me, 6 Other Kids in Hot Car

Police found them, woman was charged

(Newser) - A boy called 911 to report that he and six other children had been left in a car in Maryland with the windows rolled up and the motor not running, the AP reports. The Charles County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets that the children ranged in age from 2... More »

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... More »

Cops: Mom Left 3 Kids in Cold Car to Shop

Wisconsin woman faces child-neglect charges

(Newser) - It's the corollary to the child-left-in-hot-car stories from the summer: A woman in Wisconsin faces child-neglect charges after leaving her three young children in a cold car while she shopped, reports TMJ4 . Police say Ashley Pirlot, 26, of Milwaukee left her three girls, ages 6 months, 17 months, and... More »

Mom Leaves Baby in Hot Car. This Time, a Happy Ending

A passerby noticed in Orange City, Fla., and alerted police

(Newser) - Police in Florida say there would have been yet another headline about a child dying in a hot car if not for an alert passerby. Officers credit Jessica Kaiser with spotting the 8-month-old boy in a vehicle with the windows rolled up on a 93-degree day in Orange City, reports... More »

Baby, Toddler Die in Hot Cars Parked Outside Their Homes

Latest hot car deaths take place in Indiana, Texas

(Newser) - Two more young children died this week in hot cars that were parked outside the family homes:
  • A coroner says the parents of 3-year-old girl who died in a hot car in central Indiana thought she was asleep inside their home, the AP reports. Madison County Coroner Marian Dunnichay says
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Boy Dies in Hot Car Outside TV Studio

Police say he was left for an 'extended period'

(Newser) - A Canadian toddler died in a hot vehicle on a day when temperatures climbed into the 80s, police say. The 3-year-old boy was found in an SUV in Burlington, Ontario, outside a building that houses the studios of broadcaster Crossroads Christian Communications, Global News reports. Police say the boy was... More »

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 »

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