No charges for Dolgeville dad whose baby daughter died in hot car
Prosecutors say they won't file criminal charges against a central New York man whose 15-month-old daughter died in June after being left inside a vehicle for nearly seven hours.
Herkimer County District Attorney Jeffrey Carpenter tells the Observer-Dispatch of Utica that 33-year-old Alan Lyon of Dolgeville won't be charged for leaving his daughter Sophia Lea Marie in his car June 4.
Carpenter says "simply forgetting" isn't enough for prosecutors to file criminally negligent homicide charges.
Police say Lyon was supposed to drop off the toddler at a baby sitter's but forgot her in the car after getting ready for work and leaving in a different vehicle around 8 a.m.
The girl was discovered by another family member around 2:30 p.m. as temperatures reached the 70s.
An autopsy determined the girl died from hyperthermia and dehydration.