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Arlington, Texas Mother Charged in Death of Toddler Who was Left In Hot Car for 8 Hours

By Robert Chaiken, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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An Arlington, Texas mother has been criminally charged for the death of her 1 year old son. Darrell “Tre” Singleton, III, had a body temperature of 107 degrees when he was evaluated and pronounced dead at Arlington Memorial Hospital. Police investigators and local authorities believe that the death was a direct result of the mother leaving Darrell “Tre” in a vehicle for 8 hours while the mother worked at a local hospital. The mother (Keashia Dyon Matthews) turned herself into local authorities for the charges and later was released on bond. Ms. Matthews had a history of parenting issues with her children.

Poor judgment on the part of parents and child caregivers often times leads to serious personal injuries and death. Children especially infants and toddlers should not be left unattended in vehicles. The extreme heat or cold can lead to devastating injuries and some times death. Even if the temperature is moderate, there are other risks involved in leaving a child in a vehicle unattended or in any other area unattended.

You can read more about this story at Mother Charged with Death of Son Left in Vehicle for 8 Hours – Texas.