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Posted: June 03, 2011

Woman Charged After Baby Dies In Hot Car


By Veronica Waters

Atlanta, GA None —

A woman whose infant relative died in a hot car last week has now been charged with the girl's death.

Jennifer Peacock, 21, faces involuntary manslaughter and 2nd-degree child cruelty charges.   Peacock surrendered to police and is jailed in Cobb County.  Police have not revealed how Peacock and the baby are related.

May 25, Kennesaw Police responded to 1730 Tuscan Heights Boulevard, the location of the Ivey Hall Day School, on a report about a five-month-old baby being left in a vehicle for five hours.   

"A family member of the baby apparently forgot the child was in its car seat asleep when she arrived for work at noon," said a statement from police.  Memory lapse or not, authorities decided to charge the woman.

"The detectives apparently spoke with the D. A.'s office, and this is what kind of charges they seemed to appropriate it," Officer Scott Luther tells WSB.

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