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East Texas baby dies after left in hot car, father charged

September 7, 2018

This photo provided by the Henderson County Sheriff's Office in Athens, Texas, shows Jackson Tetrick, of Brownsboro, Texas, who was arrested and charged with criminal negligent homicide after his 6-month-old daughter died after being left in a hot car Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (Henderson County Sheriff's Office via AP)

BROWNSBORO, Texas (AP) — A 6-month-old East Texas girl has died after being left in a hot car and officers arrested her father on a charge of criminal negligent homicide.

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old Jackson Tetrick of Brownsboro said he forgot to leave his daughter with a baby sitter Thursday. Tetrick was being held Friday on $100,000 bond, with no attorney immediately listed to represent him.

Authorities say Tetrick said he took his wife to work Thursday morning, dropped another child at school, then went home before driving to work in Athens. He returned Thursday afternoon to school to retrieve the older child, then remembered the baby was still in her car seat. Temperatures were in the 90s.

School personnel were unable to revive the girl. Her name wasn’t immediately released.

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