Woman charged in death of 2-year-old girl who was left in hot car for 7 hours
A woman who left a 2-year-old girl in a hot car for hours after she forgot to take her to daycare has been charged with her death, authorities say. The Florida woman was reportedly being paid to take the 2-year-old girl to daycare every day. But on Friday she allegedly forgot the tot was in the car and left her in there for 7 hours as temperatures hit 96 degrees.
Police said the woman was supposed to drop Jocelyn off at daycare on the morning, but instead took her to her own house first as the center hadn’t yet opened.
She then forgot the toddler was in the car until she returned to the vehicle around seven hours later, police said.
When she realized what had happened instead of calling 911, she took the toddler to her mother’s house.
Little Jocelyn reportedly died from a heat-related incident although an autopsy is due to take place, according to authorities.
The woman, Juana Perez-Domingo, who had placed the child in a seat belt, not in a car seat, has since been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child.