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Old 06-20-2014, 09:20 AM
 
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Father Charged With Murder for Leaving Son in Hot Car for Seven Hours

awful scenario all around, unless it was intentional (awful still but different)

how do you forget another human is within 2 feet of you
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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That poor family. How does it happen? Read this article. It will break your heart, but maybe you will understand a bit better.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:44 AM
 
Location: southern kansas
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I would think a murder charge would be a bit strong in this case (wouldn't he have to have intended to harm the child for it to be murder?). Negligent homicide perhaps?
Either way, part of me feels sorry for him & part of me would like to see him removed from the gene pool for being so incredibly stupid & careless. What was going on in his head that made him so distracted that he 'forgot' his baby was in the car?
Unbelievable.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:41 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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Being a child of the 70's, I don't remember people leaving their kids in the car to die as much as I see it now a days.
In this day and age there should no reason to leave your kid in the car for 2-6 hours
Throw the book at Him/Her
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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That poor family. How does it happen? Read this article. It will break your heart, but maybe you will understand a bit better.
That's a great article. It's frightening how even the most well-intentioned people can go on auto-pilot and make mistakes. Usually it's harmless, like you go to eat your lunch and remember you left it on the counter at home, or you put your coffee on top of the car and drive off. My heart aches for this family.

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Being a child of the 70's, I don't remember people leaving their kids in the car to die as much as I see it now a days.
As the article above mentions, in the 70s, children could sit in the front seat and car seats were not rear-facing.

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Old 06-20-2014, 12:50 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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I would think a murder charge would be a bit strong in this case (wouldn't he have to have intended to harm the child for it to be murder?). Negligent homicide perhaps?
Either way, part of me feels sorry for him & part of me would like to see him removed from the gene pool for being so incredibly stupid & careless. What was going on in his head that made him so distracted that he 'forgot' his baby was in the car?
Unbelievable.
With all due respect, sincerely...you are definitely entitled to your opinion and I'll leave it at that.

I've said it here before...and I'll say it again!

There, but for the Grace of God, go I

If you're interested in how something like this could possibly happen, read the article that Emeraldmaiden posted; it is well written, thorough, incredibly sad, and nothing short of an eye opener. Read this article.

“Memory is a machine,” he says, “and it is not flawless. Our conscious mind prioritizes things by importance, but on a cellular level, our memory does not. If you’re capable of forgetting your cellphone, you are potentially capable of forgetting your child.”

...under some circumstances, the most sophisticated part of our thought-processing center can be held hostage to a competing memory system, a primitive portion of the brain that is -- by a design as old as the dinosaur’s -- inattentive, pigheaded, non-analytical, stupid.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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He left the sun in his car? What a rich man!

All kidding aside, how sad. Aren't people ever going to learn?
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:06 PM
 
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i read the article mentioned above and its long but worth the read, as a new parent (3 month old), i had a lump in my throat and a tear on a few occasions during the read. i cant imagine going through life knowing you killed your own child. as it seems from the article, these parents are in their own personal hell with no way out, when truly an accident, it doesn't seem that prison makes any sense
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Magnolia, TX
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Being a child of the 70's, I don't remember people leaving their kids in the car to die as much as I see it now a days.
In this day and age there should no reason to leave your kid in the car for 2-6 hours
Throw the book at Him/Her

The 70's didnt have near the amount of distractions we have in this day and age.
I do question how it happened but that sounds pretty extreme.
Living with the guilt is enough.
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:23 PM
 
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In the 70s cars didnt have computers that controlled the cars. A kid was smart enough to roll the windows down if they got hot and the parents werent filling the kids heads with all sorts of paranoia about stalkers, kidnappers, and pedophiles. Also, babysitters could be found for around 50 cents an hour.
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