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Man sentenced for murder in child’s hot car death

BALTIMORE – A Baltimore man is sentenced for involuntary manslaughter for leaving his daughter in a hot car for 16 hours, causing her death.

The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2hbTR5r a jury convicted 32-year-old Wilbert Carter on Tuesday of reckless endangering and limiting an unattended child. Circuit Judge Jeannie Hong revoked bail for Carter and ordered him held pending sentencing.

Prosecutors say Carter had been drinking on June 21, 2015, when he returned home to the northeast of Baltimore. They say he parked his car and left his 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Leasia, in her car seat.

Carter said in court Monday that he takes responsibility for the death of his daughter, and called it a ” terrible mistake.”

Prosecutor Anne Colt Lietess says Carter left Leasia in the car consciously, while looking for a nightly rendez-vous with a friend.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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