Daniel Gray Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Leaving Kid in Hot Car While High
Daniel Gray, the Phoenix dad who left his 3-month-old baby to die in a hot car last year, received a four-year prison sentence.
On August 28, Gray drove with little James in the car to the sports bar where he worked. A manager, Gray had the day off that Wednesday but wanted to check on things.
A witness told police that after going into the bar at about 10 a.m., Gray smoked weed in a cooler with a new employee, then again outside near his car with the same employee. Inside the car, his forgotten boy was broiling.
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Nearly two hours after he'd arrived, Gray went back to his car and found the boy, grey and possibly already dead. The boy's body was taken to a hospital, where a core temperature of 107 was recorded.
Gray, convicted of manslaughter and child abuse, also received seven years of supervised probation.
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