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Virginia Mother Charged After Infant Boy Left in Hot Car Dies

There are 37 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 3, 2013, titled Virginia Mother Charged After Infant Boy Left in Hot Car Dies. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A Virginia mother has been arrested and is facing felony charges after her eight-month-old baby died alone in a hot car.

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just dont get it

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Jul 6, 2013
Please someone tell me how do you forget you have a child...I see forgetting your purse or cell phone or even if you got your pants on but for life of me I can't understand how you "forget" your child...
G Luv

Marietta, GA

#2 Jul 6, 2013
just dont get it wrote:
Please someone tell me how do you forget you have a child...I see forgetting your purse or cell phone or even if you got your pants on but for life of me I can't understand how you "forget" your child...
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2009-03-08...

Have some tissues handy.
Chills Mom

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jul 6, 2013
just dont get it wrote:
Please someone tell me how do you forget you have a child...I see forgetting your purse or cell phone or even if you got your pants on but for life of me I can't understand how you "forget" your child...
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I totally agree!
JRP

Fredericksburg, VA

#4 Jul 6, 2013
just dont get it wrote:
Please someone tell me how do you forget you have a child...I see forgetting your purse or cell phone or even if you got your pants on but for life of me I can't understand how you "forget" your child...
Was going to say the same thing. I wonder if she was using the car for child care and changed her story to sound less guilty. About a month or so ago, a Henrico woman left her two very children in the car while she worked an eight-hour shift in a hotel. Both kids died...
Paul Boomer

Raleigh, NC

#5 Jul 6, 2013
You put your child in the back of your car before leaving for work. One assumes you are taking them to daycare or sitter before going on to work. Somewhere between strapping them in and work, you become so distracted that you forget the child, forget the drive to the daycare, and manage to spend the whole day at work without giving it a second thought? If you werent going to watch the child that day, then someone was expecting to. No calls of concern from anybody? Something doesn't add up.
Aunt Bea

Cumming, GA

#6 Jul 6, 2013
This is just shear, agonizing pain for all involved. God be with them all.
Who Knows

Faber, VA

#7 Jul 6, 2013
She was probably on her SmartPhone, iPad, texting, or updating her status on FaceBook--something really important. Real people take a back seat to their online life.

This infuriates me because people make excuses for them and they end up the victim in the end. I can't imagine a much worse death than being cooked to death in a hot car.

After a college professor out west left his baby in the back seat in the 100 degree heat all day, tips were given so that other busy people would remember the small, helpless infant so they didn't cook by telling them to put IMPORTANT STUFF in the back seat with the baby--like their briefcase, purse and they said to put their cell phone in the car seat so they couldn't forget the baby!!!! Can't remember the baby, but you would never forget your cell phone or briefcase.
Who Knows

Faber, VA

#8 Jul 6, 2013
Aunt Bea wrote:
This is just shear, agonizing pain for all involved. God be with them all.
It was sheer, agonizing pain for the baby.
dramadiva

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jul 6, 2013
Please don't judge unless you've been in her shoes. I pray for this poor mama and all who are suffering because of this. Tell people you know with babies to put their purse next to the carseat so they have to go back there to get it and will see their little one. Or to place a mirror on the back seat so that when they look in their rearview mirror they can see their little one. Or a ribbon on the steering wheel as a reminder. Or even just a post-it. Instead of judging, let's educate.
Revenge

Macomb, MI

#10 Jul 6, 2013
Someone needs to put her in the back of a car for 10 hours...
ThatsTerrible

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Jul 6, 2013
I can't judge this lady BUT I can't for the life of me understand this story and ones like it. I'd like to ask them....did you think about your baby throughout the day? and once you did, wouldn't it dawn on you that you never stopped at the daycare.
Emma clark

Atlanta, GA

#12 Jul 6, 2013
wow she should of checked that is stupid but atleat she rushed to the hospital.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jul 6, 2013
G Luv wrote:
<quoted text>
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2009-03-08...
Have some tissues handy.
wow, awful, just awful
I have a relative who recently left her dog in the car for 2 hours by mistake. It was 70 degrees outside, but the car quickly heated up and the dog died.
Sherry

United States

#14 Jul 6, 2013
There is no excuse for this!
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#15 Jul 6, 2013
Another tragic loss that can be attributed to open borders and failure to assimilate. Children are treated differently in central/south American cultures. She'll just make another....and with subsidies, it pays to do so!
Who Knows

Faber, VA

#16 Jul 6, 2013
dramadiva wrote:
Please don't judge unless you've been in her shoes. I pray for this poor mama and all who are suffering because of this. Tell people you know with babies to put their purse next to the carseat so they have to go back there to get it and will see their little one. Or to place a mirror on the back seat so that when they look in their rearview mirror they can see their little one. Or a ribbon on the steering wheel as a reminder. Or even just a post-it. Instead of judging, let's educate.
A post-it to remember you have a child?!?!?!?!? Put your purse with the baby, because you would never forget your purse, but that live baby-- just can't remember for the life of you!?!?! A ribbon????--that and your helpful tips are the stupidest post I have ever seen.

I am from a huge family with lots and lots of babies over the years, I have several grandchildren of my own and many friends with kids and grandkids--there has never EVER been any need to instruct even one of them on how to remember that they have a fully dependent baby or toddler in the back seat of their vehicle.

If your life is too busy to remember you have a child, then you need to scale back or put the child with people who have time for them. Your child should come first.
G Luv

Marietta, GA

#18 Jul 6, 2013
huck wrote:
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wow, awful, just awful
I have a relative who recently left her dog in the car for 2 hours by mistake. It was 70 degrees outside, but the car quickly heated up and the dog died.
Exactly. A Pulitzer Prize winning article that the small minds are too scared to read because they might have to question themselves. The world is littered with people who say it could never have happened to them...until it did.

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#20 Jul 6, 2013
Who Knows wrote:
She was probably on her SmartPhone, iPad, texting, or updating her status on FaceBook--something really important. Real people take a back seat to their online life.
This infuriates me because people make excuses for them and they end up the victim in the end. I can't imagine a much worse death than being cooked to death in a hot car.
After a college professor out west left his baby in the back seat in the 100 degree heat all day, tips were given so that other busy people would remember the small, helpless infant so they didn't cook by telling them to put IMPORTANT STUFF in the back seat with the baby--like their briefcase, purse and they said to put their cell phone in the car seat so they couldn't forget the baby!!!! Can't remember the baby, but you would never forget your cell phone or briefcase.
Wow, really? This is what's wrong with the world.
You dont know

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Jul 6, 2013
It happened in Charlottesville several years ago, but down here you don't get charged thanks to the worthless commonwealth attorneys and you get to stay in the Army!
Who Knows

Faber, VA

#22 Jul 6, 2013
JRP wrote:
<quoted text>
Was going to say the same thing. I wonder if she was using the car for child care and changed her story to sound less guilty. About a month or so ago, a Henrico woman left her two very children in the car while she worked an eight-hour shift in a hotel. Both kids died...
I wondered the same thing, mostly because she was picking up another child from daycare when she found the baby dead. Two different daycares?, or the other child in daycare was older and she had no daycare for an infant.

"She worked for six hours, then discovered the child in the back seat "only after going to pick up another child at day care."

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