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2 year old child dead-left in car in Lexington

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HereWeGoAgain

UK

#1 Jun 20, 2009
Just sad that children mean so little.
This is on kentucky dot com
2-year-old girl dies in hot car
By Karla Ward - [email protected]

A 2-year-old girl died in a hot car on North Upper Street in Lexington on Saturday evening.

The toddler, identified late Saturday as April Knight, and two other children were being cared for by grandparents while their father was at work.

They had been out and returned to the home at 530 North Upper. The grandparents took one of the older children, a 12-year-old, into the home to deal with an issue she was having and thought that the other child was getting the 2-year-old out, said Lt. Scott Blakely of Lexington police.

After about two hours, he said, they discovered that the toddler was still in the car. According to a report from the Fayette County Coroner’s office, the girl was found still strapped in her car seat.

Police were called to the scene at 5:39 p.m. and performed CPR.

The child was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital and pronounced dead at 6:10 p.m. An autopsy will be conducted by the State Medical Examiner in Frankfort.

Blakely said the investigation is continuing, and he did not know yet whether charges will be filed.

The temperature in Lexington reached 89 degrees Saturday.

In just an hour’s time, the temperature inside a vehicle can rise more than 40 degrees, according to one study cited by the Associated Press in a 2007 analysis.

Nationally, 340 children died of heat exhaustion in vehicles over a 10-year period, the AP reported in 2007.

Among them were several Kentucky children.

Bryan Puckett was 11 months old when his babysitter, Karen Murphy, left him in a car in the Mist Lake Plaza on Richmond Road in 1999.

His death led the legislature to enact Bryan’s Law, which defines as second-degree manslaughter the crime of leaving a child in a vehicle, if the child dies.

Nine-month-old Daniel Jewell died in 2005, after his father, Leon Jewell, left him in the family’s SUV. Jewell, who had been drinking the day of the baby’s death, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.
HereWeGoAgain

UK

#2 Jun 20, 2009
From the story

Nationally, 340 children died of heat exhaustion in vehicles over a 10-year period, the AP reported in 2007.

I bet the numbers have gone up since 2007.
sad

Somerset, KY

#3 Jun 20, 2009
God bless that baby, that's so sad.
bad bitch

London, KY

#4 Jun 21, 2009
HereWeGoAgain wrote:
Just sad that children mean so little.
This is on kentucky dot com
2-year-old girl dies in hot car
By Karla Ward - [email protected]
A 2-year-old girl died in a hot car on North Upper Street in Lexington on Saturday evening.
The toddler, identified late Saturday as April Knight, and two other children were being cared for by grandparents while their father was at work.
They had been out and returned to the home at 530 North Upper. The grandparents took one of the older children, a 12-year-old, into the home to deal with an issue she was having and thought that the other child was getting the 2-year-old out, said Lt. Scott Blakely of Lexington police.
After about two hours, he said, they discovered that the toddler was still in the car. According to a report from the Fayette County Coroner’s office, the girl was found still strapped in her car seat.
Police were called to the scene at 5:39 p.m. and performed CPR.
The child was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital and pronounced dead at 6:10 p.m. An autopsy will be conducted by the State Medical Examiner in Frankfort.
Blakely said the investigation is continuing, and he did not know yet whether charges will be filed.
The temperature in Lexington reached 89 degrees Saturday.
In just an hour’s time, the temperature inside a vehicle can rise more than 40 degrees, according to one study cited by the Associated Press in a 2007 analysis.
Nationally, 340 children died of heat exhaustion in vehicles over a 10-year period, the AP reported in 2007.
Among them were several Kentucky children.
Bryan Puckett was 11 months old when his babysitter, Karen Murphy, left him in a car in the Mist Lake Plaza on Richmond Road in 1999.
His death led the legislature to enact Bryan’s Law, which defines as second-degree manslaughter the crime of leaving a child in a vehicle, if the child dies.
Nine-month-old Daniel Jewell died in 2005, after his father, Leon Jewell, left him in the family’s SUV. Jewell, who had been drinking the day of the baby’s death, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.
whether or not the grandparents thought another CHILD keyword there CHILD was getting the baby out the grandparents needs to sit in the car for a couple of hours while it's scorching hot outside..You don't leave it up to another kid to get a 11 month old baby out of the car..Thats' what's wrong with the world these days there damn lazy..and want everyone else to do everything for them..that's what's wrong with the government..i do hope the grandparents gets something out of this..GOD BLESS THE BABY....
kayla

Doniphan, MO

#5 Jun 21, 2009
the grandparents name wasnt linda was it?

“I got a fur ball”

Since: Jan 09

marion co.

#6 Jun 21, 2009
commonwealth state , get by with that stuff here , they already proved that before , now if you pop the top on a 6 pack , law would show right up , leave your kid in the car to die , and all you have to say is , i forgot about that , and the system would say , well just dont do it again , but the 6 pack you will get the electric chair , stupidest shit i have ever seen in this state only .
Actually

Pinehurst, NC

#7 Jun 21, 2009
kayla wrote:
the grandparents name wasnt linda was it?
exactly what I was thinking..

You can't be shocked can you?...There is someone right here in our community who failed a child and still maintains her job and goes about everyday while a child is dead because of her irresponsible actions.

Since: Mar 09

Greenbrier, AR

#8 Jun 21, 2009
Accidents happen. A 4yo (I think) drowned in a neighbors pool this week too. These families are going through hell right now. Let's all jump them while they are at their lowest point. If you say you know where your children are every minute of every day ...well I hesitate to outright call you a liar...but it is almost impossible. I have raised my children and was very diligent about knowing where they were every second. They still escaped on occasion and even got injured a time or two.

Yes, any one that hurts a child on purpose or through neglect should be punished but accidents happen too. You can't automatically crucify every parent whose child gets injured or killed in an accident.
Unreal

Dyer, TN

#9 Jun 21, 2009
This happens so often...wheres 45ACP to turn this thread into a drug discussion?
curious

Brownsville, TN

#10 Jun 21, 2009
They should not be punished, linda got away with it right here and has a life so why shouldnt they. the grand jury had to have been paid off or stupid here.
yes

UK

#11 Jun 21, 2009
The story says
After about two hours, he said, they discovered that the toddler was still in the car.

How does it take you two hours to wonder where a baby is.A child that small has to be looked after.No one wondered where the baby was for two hours after being in the house.Geezzus
yes

UK

#12 Jun 21, 2009
Another story about the incident from WKYT site

Toddler left in hot car dies
A toddler has died after being left in a hot car.

Police and EMS crews were called to a home in the 500 block of North Upper just before six Saturday night.
When they got there, two-year old April Knight was unresponsive. She was found by a family member, still strapped in her carseat.
The toddler was taken to U.K. Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

There were several family members in the home at the time of the incident. At this point, investigators say it appears the family was dealing with another emergency when the incident happened.

Detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit have been notified. An autopsy will be conducted on Knight at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort.
Well Now

Winchester, KY

#13 Jun 21, 2009
yes wrote:
The story says
After about two hours, he said, they discovered that the toddler was still in the car.
How does it take you two hours to wonder where a baby is.A child that small has to be looked after.No one wondered where the baby was for two hours after being in the house.Geezzus
That is exactly what I was wondering. How can you not miss a 2 yr old after 10 minutes? They require constant supervision. This is gross neglect to not even become conderned about a 2 yr old for 2 hrs. Anybody who has ever cared for a child this age knows that you would miss them immediately.
Actually

Pinehurst, NC

#14 Jun 21, 2009
drowning can happen in seconds..so can a fall or any number of things to kill or hurt a child I know I have two boys but HOURS?! I am a single parent who is very often frazzled and I have NEVER forgotten my child...In fact if they are quiet for more than 15 minutes I am up and going to see what they are up to...

You are correct that people shouldn't jump to conclusions and crucify them before they have the facts yet it seems as if in the justice system these crimes are not punished accordingly.

When it happened here in london this is what I said about the woman who was supposed to be responsible for that little boy...Either she did it on purpose or she is so irresponsible and negligent that she truly did not remember for hours..
Either way I personally feel that you should not be allowed to be free and walk amongst the rest of us let alone hold a job at a hospital.
OMG

London, KY

#15 Jun 21, 2009
I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH ACTUALLY!! Totally irresponsible and negligent!! Somebody like this should not be caring for small children!!!!!!!!!!
tru

UK

#16 Jun 21, 2009
Cant really compare drowning to being left in a car to roast.It only takes a split second for a child to fall into water and drown.
Whatiswrongwithp eople

UK

#17 Jun 21, 2009
Are our children worthless now.
I read on the WKYT site and three headlines on their site.

Headlines..

Toddler left in hot car dies

A Richmond man was indicted Thursday for allegedly beating a 4-year-old boy and forcing him to eat feces

Police say infant exposed to meth

and thats just locally.This stuff is happening nationwide.What a sad world we have allowed for our children.Just turn the other cheek.:(
Can anyone believe this world can stand much longer?
brighteyes

London, KY

#18 Jun 21, 2009
I think there is somthing wrong if they forget for that long of time they are apparantly not right somewhere for them not to miss the child until it is to late.
Well

Ripley, TN

#19 Jun 21, 2009
Not that I don't agree with everyone, but, what was the big emergency that you could forget a child for 2 hours!!!!!! I mean everyone forgot that baby for that long? I just wonder what the other problem with the 12year old was and maybe what it took everyones attention so long for? Like is she mentally handicapped and was having a problem?
Stands with Fist

East Point, KY

#20 Jun 21, 2009
yes wrote:
The story says
After about two hours, he said, they discovered that the toddler was still in the car.
How does it take you two hours to wonder where a baby is.A child that small has to be looked after.No one wondered where the baby was for two hours after being in the house.Geezzus
When you get olde your mind is not like it was when you are younger.I am 44 yrs old my mind is not the same as it was before.I'm sure it was an accident.Nobody know what the other issues they were dealing with was.Everybody is to qiuck to judge.See what the whole story is first and then point your finger.We all forget to do things it can happen to any of us.Accidents do happen.I am sure this family will live thru hell from now on because of this situation.If I ever forget a child in the car and it were to die I would go crazy, never get over it.

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