North Carolina man charged after toddler left in hot car dies

Published 8:29 am Thursday, September 16, 2021

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A North Carolina man is facing charges after his 17-month-old child was left inside a car outside his home, police said Wednesday.

The Fayetteville Police Department says officers were dispatched to a home on September 5 in response to a report of an unresponsive child. Emergency workers responding to the scene performed life-saving procedures, but the child was pronounced dead.

News outlets report a medical examiner determined that the child died of heat-related injuries. Fayetteville reached a high of 89 degrees on Sept. 5, according to weather forecasters.

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Police charged Wayne Nesbitt, 36, on Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter. He is being held in the Cumberland County jail under a $100,000 unsecured bond. It’s not known if he has an attorney.



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