Child’s Death in Hot Car Leads to Unusual Murder Charge


This is becoming an international issue, oh my word…

TIME

A Georgia father was charged with murder and child cruelty Thursday after leaving his 22-month-old son in a sweltering car for nearly seven hours, an outcome that surprised legal experts.

Police say Justin Ross Harris, 33, drove to work Wednesday with his son in the back seat after forgetting to drop him off at daycare, according to media reports. As Harris drove home, he noticed his son unresponsive in the back seat. The death marked the second time this week a child has perished in the back of a car. On Monday, a nine-month-old girl died in her father’s pickup truck on after being left there as her father went to work. He, too, had forgotten to drop his child off with a caregiver.

In the Florida case, as in many others similar to it, officials declined to file any charges. Initial reports suggested that police were considering negligence, not…

View original post 306 more words

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s