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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Another "mom" leaves child in hot car to die

Last year we mourned in Cincinnati at news that a mother left her child in a hot car all day while she was working as an assistant principal. The poor little two year-old child died from heat stroke. Making matters worse, justice was denied for that child as the county prosecutor chose not to press charges believing the action wasn't intentional. Now, sadly we have an eerily similar new case. A counseling professor (whatever that is) at Cincinnati Christian University left her 11 month-old child in a car from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM on a day with 90 degree temperatures. Eight hours in a hot vehicle! The little girl obviously suffered greatly as she was slow cooked to death in the hot car.

A question we will never be able to fully answer is, would this lady have been able to forget her kid if Nesselroad-Slaby had been publicly prosecuted last year and sentenced to prison? If these parents aren't criminally negligent then the term has no meaning.


Blogger Ben said...

I was thinking about this the other day. I was sitting my car talking on my phone for like 2 minutes with the windows up, engine off. I almost passed out.

Who could do that to a child. It is sick.

August 22, 2008 at 10:47 AM


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