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Woman charged after great-grandson dies after being left in hot car for 7 hours
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Police say a 67-year-old West Virginia woman has been charged in the death of her great-grandson, who was left in a hot car for seven hours.
WSAZ-TV in Huntington reports Carolyn Davis of Point Pleasant was charged with child neglect resulting in death.
Police say the 19-month-old died of heat exposure after he was left in the car after Davis dropped the boy’s mother off at work and returned home. Police say Davis got the child’s 4-year-old sibling out of the car but left the 19-month-old inside, although investigators don’t believe she intentionally left the child.
Police said the boy was inside the car from 7:30 a.m. until around 2:30 p.m. with no windows down.
Davis was picked up May 5 in Ohio and is awaiting extradition. It was not clear whether she had a lawyer.