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.
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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