New York man arrested after his baby dies in locked hot carBy Mason White 11:51 AM August 22, 2013
By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with homicide related charges after his baby died in a hot car, according to police reports in New York.
New York Police said that a 7-month-old baby was left for 30 minutes in a car where the temperature had reached 119 degrees. The baby died on Wednesday, and his father was arrested, police said.
The 25-year-old father, Devon Fenner, returned to his home in Hempstead, Long Island, after taking his girlfriend to work and leaving the other two children, a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old in day camp. He parked and went inside.
Police said he called police at 1:30 pm on Tuesday to report that he had accidentally left the baby in the car and when he went to look for the boy, he was not breathing.
The baby was pronounced dead an hour later at a hospital.
The child was in the seat behind the driver’s seat. All the windows were closed, except for the driver’s window, which was left open about 2 inches, police said.
The temperature inside the car half an hour after the baby was removed reached 119 degrees.
Fenner was charged with criminally negligent homicide.