A couple pleaded not guilty to felony child endangerment charges.
They were accused of leaving their 4-month-old son in a car. His temperature rose to dangerous levels, and he died in a hospital.
Can anyone reconcile a parent’s lifetime guilt as a result of allowing their child to die because they were using narcotics and forgot they left their infant child in the car when they remained inside their residence (perhaps using more drugs), notwithstanding the ever rising and burning temperature in their closed vehicle from the summer heat? It is despicable and unforgiving.
This type of conduct only underscores the failure in our system to educate individuals at a very young age as well as adults through relentless media Public Announcements that drugs destroy one’s ability to exercise judgment, causing obvious lapses in memory as well as an inability to function in simple daily activities.
Is there a scintilla of evidence the parents are remorseful? The reporter failed to include any such references, leaving the reader to draw their own conclusion(s).
COMMENTARY BY SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY