Charges in infant hot car death would serve no purpose
The Kansas City Star
Jackson County prosecutors will not file charges against the parents of the Lee’s Summit baby who died in May after being left in a hot car.
That’s the right call, I think. All of us wonder how such a thing can happen — until it happens. A distracted mom in a rush to get to work honestly believed she had dropped her child off at day care, and didn’t realize until too late that the 13-month-old had been left in his car seat.
This is every parent’s worst fear to begin with, and adding prosecution and the threat of jail time to the nightmare this family is living already would serve absolutely no purpose.