A father in Texas has been arrested and charged with manslaughter after leaving his 6-month-old daughter inside a hot car for close to four hours. Temps outside were in the lower 90s when the child was found, so you can only imagine how hot it was inside the car.
Police say Michael Thedford took his 5-year-old child and his 3-year-old to daycare at around 9 in the morning on Tuesday. The youngest daughter, the 6-month-old, wasn’t going to join them because she was running a fever.
When Thedford arrived home, he went inside to take a nap and forgot that the baby was still inside the vehicle. He woke up nearly four hours later, and that’s when he noticed the baby wasn’t inside the home.
He ran outside to the car, pulled her out and put her lifeless body inside the fridge “for an undetermined length of time prior to calling 911.”
During this time, he also called his wife and attempted to perform CPR on the baby. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found her dead inside the kitchen.
According to the report, Thedford is an unemployed high school teacher. His wife is a veterinarian in Plano, TX. Co-workers of Thedford describe him as a loving father who is “rocket-science smart”