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Hot Car Homicide: How Should Parents Be Prosecuted?

Headlines this summer have been filled with a rash of infant and child deaths after being left in a hot car. How should parents be prosecuted in these cases?

There are 19 states that have laws regarding children being left unattended in a vehicle, but none of them specify how a parent should be prosecuted if the infant or child dies. Should parents be charged with negligent homicide or should they be charged with murder? Could such an incident truly be just an accident?

Veteran Forensic Scientist Examines Negligence in the Collection of Evidence Against Amanda Knox

By Dena Weiss, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

Meredith Kercher was found brutally murdered on November 2, 2007 in Perugia, Italy. This young 22-year-old British exchange student from the University of Foreigners was found stabbed and posed in a provocative manner in her bedroom located in a cottage shared by three other roommates.