- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - A pretrial hearing has been set for a Connecticut father charged with causing his 15-month-old son’s death by leaving the boy in the car for hours on a hot July day.

Kyle Seitz (sites) of Ridgefield is back in court Tuesday, charged with criminally negligent homicide.

Authorities say the 36-year-old Seitz forgot to take his son, Benjamin, to day care on July 7 and unintentionally left him in the car for more than seven hours while he went to work. Temperatures that day hit the upper 80s.

The medical examiner found the toddler died of hyperthermia, or extremely high body temperature.

Seitz, who has two other children, has been free on bail since pleading not guilty in November.

He faces a year in jail if convicted.


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