A 6-month-old bay boy lost his life on Friday after his mother left him inside a hot car for an “extended period of time,” police say.
ABC reports that the incident happened at the Domino’s Pizza in Emporia, Virginia, where 30-year-old Blondia Curry, the baby’s mother, worked. She apparently dropped off “one or two” other kids at a daycare before driving work, then allegedly left the infant inside the car as she made her way into the pizza shop.
According to Emporia Police Chief Rick Pinksaw, officers arrived the parking lot at around 9 p.m. on Friday and immediately began CPR on the baby. Afterward, they rushed him to an emergency room, but medical staff failed to revive him.
“I don’t understand how anybody could leave a child in a vehicle. With the way the weather is with the heat, I just think, you know, if you put kids in your car, you need to account for those kids when you get out of the car,” Pinksaw said.
As of Monday, Curry has not been charged in connection with the baby’s death. Pinksaw said the decision on whether to charge her criminally was up to the county prosecutor.
“These kids are helpless and they depend on their parents or their caregivers to take care of them,” Pinksaw added.
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