This weekend in San Antonio, Texas, a father made a fatal decision.
According to CNN, a Wal-Mart employee arrived at work around 6:15 a.m. He then went into the megastore to work his regular shift.
However, at around 3 p.m., he made a horrific discovery.
He'd left his infant son in his car — the baby had been sitting in the hot sun for nine hours. Police claim he'd forgotten to drop his son off at daycare and didn't remember that he was still in the car.
Witnesses in the parking lot claim the father was hysterical upon discovering his infant son. Sadly, emergency paramedics were unable to revive him.
CNN reports that the man “complained of chest pains and was hospitalized.”
Heat stroke deaths are far more likely to occur with babies. According to USA Today:
More than 70% of heat stroke deaths occur in children younger than age 2.
The body temperatures of children can increase three to five times faster than adults. Heat stroke begins when the body passes 104 degrees. Reaching an internal temperature of 107 degrees can be deadly.
For now, no charges have been filed against the father.
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