A father is charged after his daughter, 6, killed her baby brother by strangling him with a seat belt while they were left alone in a car while their dad went thrift shopping for an hour and 40 minutes.
The strangulation death of a 1-year-old baby boy has led to a criminal charge against the children’s father who left them alone in his car. He was charged with abandoning a child.
Why did it take six months to charge him?
A Texas father was charged on Monday with child abandonment six months after police say his 6-year-old daughter strangled her 1-year-old brother to death in the back seat of the car while he was thrift shopping, The Houston Chronicle reported.
When Middleton returned, his daughter was crying and said she’d done “something bad,” according to court documents. Middleton found his son unresponsive with a seat belt wrapped around his neck.
Middleton called 911 and tried to perform CPR while awaiting paramedics. His son was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, The Chronicle reported. The boy’s death was ruled homicide by strangulation.
Middleton’s daughter told authorities she had wrapped the seatbelt around her brother’s neck because he wouldn’t stop crying. More
Neither of those children should have been left unsupervised in the car. It isn’t about comfort, it is just not safe. Now they are blaming the 6 yr old, but not the father? Wrongful death at the least, and he is responsible.
Can you imagine growing up knowing you killed your baby brother at 6 years old? I hope this little girl gets some help in dealing with the entire situation.
I don’t know that I believe the story is true or not, it would be very easy to blame something on a young child, who is to say the baby was alive when the Dad went into the store? Just because Dad says that is what happened doesn’t necessarily make it so. Please comment below and let us know your thoughts.