7-Month-Old Baby Left for 30 Minutes in 119-Degree Car Dies, Father Arrested

The 25-year-old father called 911 to say he realized he had left his son in the car, and when he went to get him, he wasn't breathing

By Greg Cergol
|  Thursday, Aug 22, 2013  |  Updated 6:10 AM PDT
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A 7-month-old baby left for 30 minutes in a car where the temperature had reached119 degrees died Wednesday, and his father was arrested, a police source said. Greg Cergol reports.

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A 7-month-old baby left for 30 minutes in a car where the temperature had reached119 degrees died Wednesday, and his father was arrested, a police source said. Greg Cergol reports.

A 7-month-old baby left for 30 minutes in a car where the temperature had reached 119 degrees died Wednesday, and his father was arrested, a police source said.

The 25-year-old dad, Devon Fenner, returned to his Hempstead home on Long Island after taking his girlfriend to work and dropping off two other kids, a 7-year-old son and 4-year-old girl, at day camp. He parked and went inside.

Police say he called 911 at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to report he had accidentally left the baby in the car, and when he went to get the boy, he wasn't breathing.

The baby was pronounced dead an hour later at the hospital.

The child was in his car seat behind the driver's seat. All the windows were closed, except for the driver's, which was cracked open about 2 inches, the source said.

The temperature inside the car about half an hour after the baby was removed was 119 degrees.

Fenner was charged with criminally negligent homicide. 

An attorney for Fenner did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

 

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