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Parents Charges With Leaving Infant In Hot Car

There are 54 comments on the KLEX TV story from May 7, 2012, titled Parents Charges With Leaving Infant In Hot Car. In it, KLEX TV reports that:

Two Laurel County parents were arrested after they allegedly left their 8-month-old child in a hot car Monday afternoon.

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timeout

London, KY

#1 May 7, 2012
Two Laurel County parents were arrested after they allegedly left their 8-month-old child in a hot car Monday afternoon.

The incident happened at about 2 p.m. at a Kroger's parking lot on KY 192 in London. According to a 911 call, a couple walking through the parking lot passed a vehicle and heard the child crying. They found the vehicle to be unlocked, made entry and removed the crying child. Upon contact the child was red and appeared to be covered in sweat. Through the investigation the child was believed to have been left in the non-running vehicle for a period of at least 20 minutes prior to being removed.

The estimated outside temperature was 80 degrees at the time.

Neither parent, Robert Smallwood and Rachel Smallwood, both of London, came back to the vehicle until law enforcement had arrived on scene. The child taken into protective custody by DCBS and later turned over to family members.

Both parents are charged with first-degree criminal abuse and fist-degree wanton endangerment. Both are being held in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Since: Nov 08

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#2 May 7, 2012
Dumb@sses. My best friend was in Krogers when this happened and said if it hadn't started raining then this baby probably would have died!! These ppl should never get their child back!

Since: Jun 11

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#3 May 7, 2012
I would like to add that they should both be fixed and never allowed to have kids again. The fact that people like this might spawn again is almost as bad. Everyone makes mistakes but you don't forget an 8 month old when both parents are there.
lookin

Greenville, SC

#4 May 8, 2012
oh how soon we forget. what about the lady that left her grandchild in a hot vehicle ALL day, not just a few minutes..and it DIED. the law did absolutely NOTHING to her. that MURDERER is walking free today.
Annville

Pikeville, KY

#5 May 8, 2012
lookin wrote:
oh how soon we forget. what about the lady that left her grandchild in a hot vehicle ALL day, not just a few minutes..and it DIED. the law did absolutely NOTHING to her. that MURDERER is walking free today.
So True and a Doctor paid the crooks and that is how she didn't have to due time. Money talks and no one can tell me any differant. If these people aren't crooks when they go in they will be shortly after they get in. I am not saying everyone of them are but I can tell you MOST of them are. All people think of theses days is MONEY MONEY MONEY. She should have served time over this. I don't care how much you have on your mind you don't forget a child in a hot car. Your children should come first no matter what.
lookin

Greenville, SC

#6 May 8, 2012
Annville wrote:
<quoted text> So True and a Doctor paid the crooks and that is how she didn't have to due time. Money talks and no one can tell me any differant. If these people aren't crooks when they go in they will be shortly after they get in. I am not saying everyone of them are but I can tell you MOST of them are. All people think of theses days is MONEY MONEY MONEY. She should have served time over this. I don't care how much you have on your mind you don't forget a child in a hot car. Your children should come first no matter what.
Yeah, but look where that dr is now. not even allowed to practice in London or St. Joe's anymore. moved to Corbin.

Since: Aug 09

Mount Vernon, KY

#7 May 8, 2012
Annville wrote:
<quoted text> So True and a Doctor paid the crooks and that is how she didn't have to due time. Money talks and no one can tell me any differant. If these people aren't crooks when they go in they will be shortly after they get in. I am not saying everyone of them are but I can tell you MOST of them are. All people think of theses days is MONEY MONEY MONEY. She should have served time over this. I don't care how much you have on your mind you don't forget a child in a hot car. Your children should come first no matter what.
Lol they aint crooks. The guy is my cousin by marriage. The entire family is upset about this incident. Not sure what will happen to them...they are just 2 young people that don't know much about parenting. Personally they should be forced to serve there time and get parenting classes and get the kid back. Thats just how I see it though.
Annville

Pikeville, KY

#8 May 8, 2012
darkday wrote:
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Lol they aint crooks. The guy is my cousin by marriage. The entire family is upset about this incident. Not sure what will happen to them...they are just 2 young people that don't know much about parenting. Personally they should be forced to serve there time and get parenting classes and get the kid back. Thats just how I see it though.
I wasnt talking about the people that left the child in the car yesterday. I was talking about the crook is the lawyers, judge, doctor. Its all about money. But since you said that I don't think they need the child back. I had my first child when I was 19 and I never left her in a car or I would never leave my other children either. So if they can't take care of the child then they don't need it. Leave it with the family member and let them raise it. cause they are not fit to raise a child.
Sammy

United States

#9 May 8, 2012
lookin wrote:
oh how soon we forget. what about the lady that left her grandchild in a hot vehicle ALL day, not just a few minutes..and it DIED. the law did absolutely NOTHING to her. that MURDERER is walking free today.

I agree 100%. How in God's name could a ''grand mother'' forget her grandbaby & leave it in a HOT CAR ALL DAY. This make's me sick everytime I think of it. These parent's left there child in a car for 20 min & they were both arrested & they should be.
This grand mother left this poor child in a HOT CAR all day, I want to know why this grand mother wasn't arrested?? This so called grand mother should FRY!
yes

Manchester, KY

#10 May 8, 2012
I think the police did charge her, but the grand jury did not return the indictment, and so they could not continue to prosecute her.
Times too

London, KY

#11 May 8, 2012
lookin wrote:
oh how soon we forget. what about the lady that left her grandchild in a hot vehicle ALL day, not just a few minutes..and it DIED. the law did absolutely NOTHING to her. that MURDERER is walking free today.
Amen.where was all this when the little baby died?no one give a sh@2.makes me angry everytime they try to blame anyone else.go back and undo that wrong or let everyone else forget their kids in hot cars like they let her .
Sammy

United States

#12 May 8, 2012
yes wrote:
I think the police did charge her, but the grand jury did not return the indictment, and so they could not continue to prosecute her.
WOW! That is awful. What were these 12 idiots thinking? So sad

Since: Aug 09

Mount Vernon, KY

#13 May 8, 2012
Annville wrote:
<quoted text>I wasnt talking about the people that left the child in the car yesterday. I was talking about the crook is the lawyers, judge, doctor. Its all about money. But since you said that I don't think they need the child back. I had my first child when I was 19 and I never left her in a car or I would never leave my other children either. So if they can't take care of the child then they don't need it. Leave it with the family member and let them raise it. cause they are not fit to raise a child.
"If these people aren't crooks when they go in they will be shortly after they get in."

^^^Its what you said and its what I directed what I said at
Justice

United States

#14 May 9, 2012
I'll bet these two get some jail time for leaving this child in their car for 20 min's ( & they should)..
While Linda Long is walking the street's a FREE WOMAN while her 2yr old grand son is in the GROUND because she ''forgot'' she had him that day.
moola

Vista, CA

#15 May 9, 2012
Justice wrote:
I'll bet these two get some jail time for leaving this child in their car for 20 min's ( & they should)..
While Linda Long is walking the street's a FREE WOMAN while her 2yr old grand son is in the GROUND because she ''forgot'' she had him that day.
You need to quit.This is about another poor little child not LL.
Of course you have been on one continuous rant on every thread that this happens to.You stayed on topix for weeks and had your threads and your say about LL.Stop butting in and taking over when it happens to another and let them be heard with out you bringing that into it.Its a whole different case.Start your own thread so you can rant about you instead of taking away from the discussion of another poor little child.
sad

Hodgenville, KY

#16 May 9, 2012
Simple Fact 79 wrote:
I would like to add that they should both be fixed and never allowed to have kids again. The fact that people like this might spawn again is almost as bad. Everyone makes mistakes but you don't forget an 8 month old when both parents are there.
This happens often believe it or not.I think two or three children died this way in Lexington alone last year.Nationwide the number is high.
Its very simple people are to rushed,to many things on their mind,in some cases illness,some prescribed medication,some illegal drugs,some just plain dont give a sh1t.But one things for certain nothing is going to move forward to help the kids thats mentioned here on topix because every thread thats started about a new case happening its all about Linda Long.I dont agree with the outcome but its a settled case from 2009.Saving kids from this happening in the future needs to be the focus.We cant go back.
Justice

United States

#17 May 9, 2012
I have ranted for week's? Lady you have no clue as to what you are talking about. Why does it bother you so bad that these thread's are being brought back up?
Are you trying to forget something?
moola

Thailand

#18 May 9, 2012
Justice wrote:
I have ranted for week's? Lady you have no clue as to what you are talking about. Why does it bother you so bad that these thread's are being brought back up?
Are you trying to forget something?
I personally would like to forget Linda Long and focus on the babies that may die from the same thing in the future.Its up to the family to sue Linda Long or whomever.Ranting about her on here instead of trying to help get something in place so it doesnt happen again seems a little more important to me.
I am now wondering what the gig is that keeps someone bringing it back to her 3 years later almost like they are afraid every time a situation thats similar comes up there is other things that might come out and they need the focus to stay on her.Its like they are hiding something that wouldnt look good if found out.Why else would they want to keep the focus on her rather than the child its happening to.
Every one far and wide knows what she did so its not like anyone here will ever forget it.But when a poster wont let it go to the point they bring her up in ever case it happens with there is more to the story.
Justice

United States

#19 May 9, 2012
moola wrote:
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I personally would like to forget Linda Long and focus on the babies that may die from the same thing in the future.Its up to the family to sue Linda Long or whomever.Ranting about her on here instead of trying to help get something in place so it doesnt happen again seems a little more important to me.
I am now wondering what the gig is that keeps someone bringing it back to her 3 years later almost like they are afraid every time a situation thats similar comes up there is other things that might come out and they need the focus to stay on her.Its like they are hiding something that wouldnt look good if found out.Why else would they want to keep the focus on her rather than the child its happening to.
Every one far and wide knows what she did so its not like anyone here will ever forget it.But when a poster wont let it go to the point they bring her up in ever case it happens with there is more to the story.
Other things that might come out? Are you smoking meth for breakfast? I am not related to this child NOR do I know anyone involved in this.. You are not making any sense at all. Linda Long is the REASON it happened to this little boy.
Do you understand that? The focus should be on Linda Long she is a BABY KILLER. HELLO!!
moola

Thailand

#20 May 9, 2012
Justice wrote:
<quoted text> Other things that might come out? Are you smoking meth for breakfast? I am not related to this child NOR do I know anyone involved in this.. You are not making any sense at all. Linda Long is the REASON it happened to this little boy.
Do you understand that? The focus should be on Linda Long she is a BABY KILLER. HELLO!!
Even more strange if not related and dont know them.Wonder why the info of all the other 33 kids that died last year the same way hasnt got you posting their killers names.Some were even as close as Lexington.

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