Prosecutors said the 28-year-old Christopher Kuhn, 28, was convicted Wednesday of third-degree murder and other charges.
A New Jersey man who authorities say left his 2-year-old son to die after a car accident is found guilty of murder.
Christopher Kuhn, 28, crashed he drove off after the alleged shoplifting of a Philadelphia-area Walmart.
The prosecutors said Kuhn, Hamilton, N. J., was convicted Wednesday of third-degree murder and other charges.
The police says Kuhn, fled the Levittown Town Center store in Pennsylvannia in October after taking in $228 worth of tv speakers.
After jumping in his car, he hastily his son in without buckling him in, FOX 29 reported.
Kuhn ran a red light and collided with two other vehicles, is the impact of throwing his son on the road.
The police said Kuhn paused to look at his injured son, but stepped on the toddler for running away from the scene.
“It was more important for Mr. Kuhn to try to get away from a misdemeanor retail theft by covering his number plate with his jumper than it was to properly secure his two-year-old son in his seat for the flights at high speed,” said Bob James of the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.
The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital. The police says that he is not in a seat belt.
Kuhn remains jailed on $5 million bail.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.