Couple Guilty in Child Parking Lot Death

Posted: December 7, 2012 at 3:26 a.m.

A couple was found guilty Thursday in the death of their great-grandson in a car in the Springdale Walmart parking lot.

At A Glance


Hyperthermia is elevated body temperature occurring when a body produces or absorbs more heat than it dissipates. Extreme temperature elevation then becomes a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment to prevent disability or fatal heat stroke.

Source: The Medical Dictionary

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Instead of a year in jail at our tax payer’s expense, how about ordering them counseling and therapy, then once ready, teaching them what they did wrong, and the repercussions and consequences, then afterwards, ordering them to provide community service teaching community parents how to avoid this horrible circumstance in the future. Parenting classes are everywhere. Many are court ordered due to custodial issues or divorce or sadly, abuse. They'd be more effective speakers in front of the class discussing this tragedy to parents required to attend parenting classes rather than sitting in jail don’t you think? I’d be moved to hear their story and likely remember to never make this mistake with my children, wouldn’t you also?

Posted by: ObjectiveFodder

December 7, 2012 at 6:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )