GRENADA, Miss. (AP) – A man charged with killing his 8-month-old daughter by leaving her in a hot car says the baby was everything to him.
The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1Ud3Nmj ) reports that tears flowed down 25-year-old Josh Blunt’s face as he talked about a baby who was “like a bottle of sunshine.”
Blunt is charged with second-degree murder of Shania Caradine, though city prosecutor Jennifer Adams told a judge last week that Grenada officials want to reduce the charge to culpable negligence.
Second-degree murder can be punished by life in prison. The negligence charge carries up to a year.
The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/25ufPDj ) reports that a child safety group called KidsAndCars.org ranks Mississippi 16th nationwide in the number of children’s heatstroke deaths from being left in a vehicle.