A seven-week-old infant in Florida is now dead after being left in a hot car for more than eight hours.
The incident happened in Mary Esther, Florida, after a family had returned home from a Sunday morning church service just after 12:45. It wasn’t until nearly 9:30 that police received a panicked call from a relative of the child, saying that the infant’s mother had left the boy in her van all day. Given the sweltering heat index of nearly 104 degrees, the tiny tot didn’t stand a chance.
Following the child’s untimely death, his parents took to social media to gain some sympathy from friends and family. They also created a GoFundMe page to raise money for the funeral. It wasn’t long, however, before one clever commenter realized that the awful mother failed to tell everyone online that she had, in fact, killed the child by leaving him in the car.