Father Accused Of Leaving Child In Ho...

Father Accused Of Leaving Child In Hot Car While Playing Video Games Indicted

There are 35 comments on the MSNBC story from Jun 22, 2011, titled Father Accused Of Leaving Child In Hot Car While Playing Video Games Indicted. In it, MSNBC reports that:

A grand jury has indicted the Laurel County father who deputies say left his five-year-old daughter in a car while he went to play video games earlier this month.

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justaskin

Greenville, SC

#1 Jun 22, 2011
I have a question......how did this father get charged when he left his daughter in the car for 30 minutes and the grandmother that works at St. Joe's left her grandson ALL DAY and got nothing?
justaskin

Greenville, SC

#2 Jun 22, 2011
oh yeah, this little girl did not die, but the little boy the grandmother left in the vehicle ALl DAY did........
answer

London, KY

#3 Jun 22, 2011
The Laurel County Sheriffs Department is heading the investigation you're refering to leaving the little girl for 30 mins.
The london City Police department is investigating the death case.
Two different agencies soooooo..........go figure!!!
Good job Laurel Sheriffs Department!!!
hmm maybe

Manchester, KY

#4 Jun 22, 2011
Idk maybe because the grandmother did it on an accident and he did it on purpose. That could have something to do with it. I'm just going to point that out. You have to have evidence of intent to commit a crime before you can indict someone or you should or your going to lose at trail. I mean come on he was playing a game a left a child in the hot car that is way worse than forgetting about a child. Accidents happen every day but to leave a child on purpose in a car is a hell of a lot worse. I can forgive the grandmother but not the father, there is no excuse in his case.
a laurel county citzen

East Bernstadt, KY

#5 Jun 23, 2011
grandmother's don't forget the grand babies like that . i don't care what people say she should have remember to check her car when she left it and by the way why didn't the mother ask mom did you get the baby to the baby sitter ' the baby mother work at the hospital to, they had nothing on their mind but work i guess. what i saw of her on tv she didn't show remorse for what had happen. i couldn't have been so cool about something like that. i guess we all respond to thing in a different way ' god bless the child .
hmm

Somerset, KY

#6 Jun 23, 2011
I don't think should matter whether its a accident or not its still child neglect and endangerment.

Since: Mar 09

Mount Vernon, KY

#7 Jun 23, 2011
There is a big difference in forgetting a child and leaving one in danger on purpose.

My kids are grown and I know you can't know where they are every second no matter what people say. They even had some near misses within arms reach of me (and I am a very careful person)...accidents DO happen.

Grandparents, moms, dads, caregivers...they all can and do forget and it is a tragedy when a child is harmed because of it. It is not necessarily a crime if you were doing what a reasonable person would be expected to do. And reasonable people do sometimes forget. Children are run over in driveways, drown in pools, or die in hot cars because someone forgot. Tragedy sometimes strikes when we do forget but forgetting that you have a child with you and accidentally leaving it in the car is totally different than making the conscious decision to leave a small child in a hot car beside a busy highway. Anybody should be able to see the difference.

I don't mean to be cruel but maybe, if this is family, you should consider counseling of some sort. A reasonable person can see a big difference in most of these cases. Just because someone dies does not mean that someone else meant for it to happen. Yes, we can all think of "what ifs" and "I wonder why she did not think tos" but the fact of the matter is that it was a tragic accident!

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#8 Jun 23, 2011
Country Bumpkin2 wrote:
There is a big difference in forgetting a child and leaving one in danger on purpose.
My kids are grown and I know you can't know where they are every second no matter what people say. They even had some near misses within arms reach of me (and I am a very careful person)...accidents DO happen.
Grandparents, moms, dads, caregivers...they all can and do forget and it is a tragedy when a child is harmed because of it. It is not necessarily a crime if you were doing what a reasonable person would be expected to do. And reasonable people do sometimes forget. Children are run over in driveways, drown in pools, or die in hot cars because someone forgot. Tragedy sometimes strikes when we do forget but forgetting that you have a child with you and accidentally leaving it in the car is totally different than making the conscious decision to leave a small child in a hot car beside a busy highway. Anybody should be able to see the difference.
I don't mean to be cruel but maybe, if this is family, you should consider counseling of some sort. A reasonable person can see a big difference in most of these cases. Just because someone dies does not mean that someone else meant for it to happen. Yes, we can all think of "what ifs" and "I wonder why she did not think tos" but the fact of the matter is that it was a tragic accident!
I read an article in the Washington Post that said that this occurs about 12 to 15 times a year. But forgetting is one thing and deliberate is another. I agree.
Seriously

London, KY

#9 Jun 23, 2011
So I guess if I wanted to get rid of my kid, I can put her in a car, wait for her to die and claim I forgot her. A textbook perfect way to commit murder and get away with it. thanks for the heads up. I mean this is the easiest way to get rid of your kids, responsibility, child support payments or anything else associated with a kid. Lets see how many kids die in a car that were left in the hands of a child support paying parent who don't want to pay support and they claim they forgot.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#10 Jun 23, 2011
Seriously wrote:
So I guess if I wanted to get rid of my kid, I can put her in a car, wait for her to die and claim I forgot her. A textbook perfect way to commit murder and get away with it. thanks for the heads up. I mean this is the easiest way to get rid of your kids, responsibility, child support payments or anything else associated with a kid. Lets see how many kids die in a car that were left in the hands of a child support paying parent who don't want to pay support and they claim they forgot.
No, it's not okay it's a horrible way to die. The parents who have forgot have guilt beyond words and many have contemplated suicide. They already have a life sentence. Most are convicted of manslaughter. I have no problem with the convictions, I have a problem with someone who does it deliberately. They are monsters.
justaskin

Greenville, SC

#11 Jun 23, 2011
Seriously wrote:
So I guess if I wanted to get rid of my kid, I can put her in a car, wait for her to die and claim I forgot her. A textbook perfect way to commit murder and get away with it. thanks for the heads up. I mean this is the easiest way to get rid of your kids, responsibility, child support payments or anything else associated with a kid. Lets see how many kids die in a car that were left in the hands of a child support paying parent who don't want to pay support and they claim they forgot.
I agree with you 100%. By the Laurel County Grand Jury letting the grandmother off "scott free" is just opening up doors for every dead-beat there is out there that wants a legal way to get rid of their children or grandchildren. All they have to do is say "I forgot"

Since: Mar 09

Mount Vernon, KY

#12 Jun 23, 2011
Seriously wrote:
So I guess if I wanted to get rid of my kid, I can put her in a car, wait for her to die and claim I forgot her. A textbook perfect way to commit murder and get away with it. thanks for the heads up. I mean this is the easiest way to get rid of your kids, responsibility, child support payments or anything else associated with a kid. Lets see how many kids die in a car that were left in the hands of a child support paying parent who don't want to pay support and they claim they forgot.
Well, I suppose you could do that. Or maybe purposefully leave poison out where the child could drink it. Or put them in the driveway while they are napping and run over them to make it look like an accident. People think of many sadistic ways to kill and make it look like an accident all the time.

I personally do not think the grandmother did that. She had the child, whom she was not used to having at that time, and she forgot him in the car. That is a horrible tragedy for all involved. I am sure the Grand Jury looked at the circumstances such as was the child abused, neglected, or unloved in general. I am sure they looked a lot of things and since this involved a child I think they would have brought charges if they possibly could have.

This case is debated at length over and over and I have rarely commented but I do hope you can find peace and forgiveness for this accidental tragedy.
curious

Dyer, TN

#13 Jun 23, 2011
Country Bumpkin2 wrote:
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Well, I suppose you could do that. Or maybe purposefully leave poison out where the child could drink it. Or put them in the driveway while they are napping and run over them to make it look like an accident. People think of many sadistic ways to kill and make it look like an accident all the time.
I personally do not think the grandmother did that. She had the child, whom she was not used to having at that time, and she forgot him in the car. That is a horrible tragedy for all involved. I am sure the Grand Jury looked at the circumstances such as was the child abused, neglected, or unloved in general. I am sure they looked a lot of things and since this involved a child I think they would have brought charges if they possibly could have.
This case is debated at length over and over and I have rarely commented but I do hope you can find peace and forgiveness for this accidental tragedy.
shut up jenny, u dont have kids...u dont know how childrens feelings about reporting and abuses... you witch

Since: Mar 09

Mount Vernon, KY

#14 Jun 23, 2011
curious wrote:
<quoted text>shut up jenny, u dont have kids...u dont know how childrens feelings about reporting and abuses... you witch
Try again in English.
curious

Dyer, TN

#15 Jun 23, 2011
Country Bumpkin2 wrote:
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Try again in English.
read my english....,,l,, got it bitch
notfair

Somerset, KY

#16 Jun 25, 2011
justaskin wrote:
I have a question......how did this father get charged when he left his daughter in the car for 30 minutes and the grandmother that works at St. Joe's left her grandson ALL DAY and got nothing?
That is same thing i always say i
dont understand while others get indicted and go to jail when someone like her murdered her grandchild and was'nt . There was no justice for her grandchild . This man's child was a bigger kid that could have got out of the car if she got miserable hot and also had the windows rolled down . That women at the hospital had a baby who was helpless in a car seat .Is justice fair or not ?
The women at the hospital left her grandchild all day long with no air and everyone else goes to jail if there child is left for just minutes.
WHAT

Manchester, KY

#17 Jun 25, 2011
notfair wrote:
<quoted text>That is same thing i always say i
dont understand while others get indicted and go to jail when someone like her murdered her grandchild and was'nt . There was no justice for her grandchild . This man's child was a bigger kid that could have got out of the car if she got miserable hot and also had the windows rolled down . That women at the hospital had a baby who was helpless in a car seat .Is justice fair or not ?
The women at the hospital left her grandchild all day long with no air and everyone else goes to jail if there child is left for just minutes.
Jst because one agency messed this case up you think this case and scumbag should be let go and this case not prosecuted??????????
concerned

South Fulton, TN

#18 Jun 25, 2011
they indicted him because he left in car and nothing happened to him but that one lady at murdermount let her grandbaby die, kind of double standards, it all comes back to the money, you CAN buy yourself out of anything for the right price.
Debra

London, KY

#19 Jun 25, 2011
a laurel county citzen wrote:
grandmother's don't forget the grand babies like that . i don't care what people say she should have remember to check her car when she left it and by the way why didn't the mother ask mom did you get the baby to the baby sitter ' the baby mother work at the hospital to, they had nothing on their mind but work i guess. what i saw of her on tv she didn't show remorse for what had happen. i couldn't have been so cool about something like that. i guess we all respond to thing in a different way ' god bless the child .
I find it amazing how you can for CERTAIN say that "Grandmother's dont forget their grandbabies" as though you actually KNOW that to be humanly impossible or something AND THEN add "God bless the child" RIGHT AFTER YOU HAVE JUST JUDGED this woman as guilty as sin!! WOW, you little hypocrite, you!

NO ONE, other than God and this woman knows what her intentions were on that sad day and God will judge her and honestly doesn't need your help! That goes to all of you naysayers out there! The human body is flawed, obviously, based on your judgments and who knows what she was thinking that morning and who knows how she lives with it to this day. She lost her Grandchild and let's just say for argument sake that it WAS an accident, she lost a grandchild because of her own ignorance and she has to live with that, grieve that loss, and look herself in the mirror daily knowing that! She pissed her pants when she found him, she screamed bloody murder, she went through an awful lot of shock to have already known approaching the car that her Grandson was inside.

We need to, as a society, not be so quick to judge, EITHER WAY, and consider all sides. Listen to the evidence, make sense of it, and then, if we must, make an EDUCATED decision. WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES, then judge her, if you see fit. The brain is an organ that, like other organs of the body, do sometimes let us down! Consider educating yourself before speaking once in awhile and then I guess I should follow this judgment of your ignorance with "God Bless your LITTLE heart."
painful

Milan, MO

#20 Jun 25, 2011
Debra wrote:
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I find it amazing how you can for CERTAIN say that "Grandmother's dont forget their grandbabies" as though you actually KNOW that to be humanly impossible or something AND THEN add "God bless the child" RIGHT AFTER YOU HAVE JUST JUDGED this woman as guilty as sin!! WOW, you little hypocrite, you!
NO ONE, other than God and this woman knows what her intentions were on that sad day and God will judge her and honestly doesn't need your help! That goes to all of you naysayers out there! The human body is flawed, obviously, based on your judgments and who knows what she was thinking that morning and who knows how she lives with it to this day. She lost her Grandchild and let's just say for argument sake that it WAS an accident, she lost a grandchild because of her own ignorance and she has to live with that, grieve that loss, and look herself in the mirror daily knowing that! She pissed her pants when she found him, she screamed bloody murder, she went through an awful lot of shock to have already known approaching the car that her Grandson was inside.
We need to, as a society, not be so quick to judge, EITHER WAY, and consider all sides. Listen to the evidence, make sense of it, and then, if we must, make an EDUCATED decision. WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES, then judge her, if you see fit. The brain is an organ that, like other organs of the body, do sometimes let us down! Consider educating yourself before speaking once in awhile and then I guess I should follow this judgment of your ignorance with "God Bless your LITTLE heart."
Funny that you wanna discuss how complex the brain is....
This man that everyone is and has judge had BRAIN SURGERY in Feb. 2011 but do you think the Judge or Law Officials care about that?

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