The Virginia mother of a deceased 6-month-old boy said that an unexpected change in her routine caused her to forget to drop her son off at a relative’s home and leave him in a hot car while she worked.
Blondia Curry, 30, told WTVR that her youngest daughter’s father called Friday and told her that he wouldn’t be able to watch their daughter. Curry said she dropped her oldest three children off at a family member’s home but forgot to leave her son, Dameer, with another relative.
“I went to work and I just forgot to drop Dameer off. I forgot all about it. I was so overwhelmed.” the mother of four revealed to WBBF.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, officers discovered the baby in a Domino’s parking lot in Emporia at 9 p.m. on August 10. Emergency crews performed CPR and rushed him to a hospital, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Curry, who works two jobs, said the change in babysitting arrangements and a friend calling her while en route to work caused her to forget to drop off her son.
“He was asleep, so I didn’t hear him or anything. I just pray to God it all happened in his sleep,” the mother told WBBF. “I pray he never woke up or anything.”
“Everybody is asking why and passing judgment, but I know I love all four of my children.”
The mother reportedly found her infant son while taking a break. Police believe the infant was left in the hot car from 4 to 9 p.m.
“I’ve been stressed out with my 10-year-old daughter [who was recently diagnosed with diabetes]. I could have lost her. Just been a lot on me,” she told WTVR.
Authorities said the Curry is cooperating and that they are awaiting autopsy results. Reports indicated that the Virginia mother isn’t facing criminal charges at this point in time.
[Featured image: Dameer/WWBT video screengrab]