What should the punishment be...

United States
November 7, 2006 4:49pm CST
When a child dies as a result of a parent leaving them alone in a hot car? Where I live it happens every single summer. Is the death of the child punishment enough or should there be a very stiff penalty if this happens?
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@srhelmer (7032)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
7 Nov 06
The parent should be charged with criminal neglect at very least. There's just no excuse for that.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
I don't think that's harsh enough but I do agree that there should be a more serious charge. Every year we are warned via the news and newspapers not to do this and every year some careless person does it and with enough tears, they let them off with a slap on the wrist. It sickens me!