Mother pleads guilty in death of infant left in hot car

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(KSL News) Kamilyn Hadley, the Clearfield mother who accidentally left her child in a hot car last month, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor negligent homicide today.

Police said, initially, it appeared to have been an accident. But after investigating, police say there was some evidence of negligence.

She left her 5-month-old son, Daniel Hadley, in her car for two hours. The baby initially survived but died at the hospital a week later.

According to a police report, Kamilyn didn't call 911, and neither did the woman she was visiting with.

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Courtesy Deseret News

In exchange for the guilty plea, the judge placed her on probation and ordered her and her husband to counseling and parenting classes.

Hadley's attorney, Richard Van Wagner, said, "At the end of the period of probation, if she has fully completed everything, probation will terminate, and we can file a motion with the court to reduce the charge from a class A misdemeanor to a class B misdemeanor."

Hadley's attorney felt the judge was trying to make an example but acted appropriately in the case.


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