(WIDK by Peter Storey) - The tyrant sun claimed an innocent victim in Prince William County, VA.
Forgotten by his mother, Karen Murphy, in a minivan for seven hours as she facilitated her veterinary practice, 2 yr. old Ryan Murphy succumbed to heatstroke in his carseat.
Obviously accidental, the incident has nonetheless brought heartbreak to the Murphy family.
Ryan’s mother, liable for forty years imprisonment for child neglect and murder, has plea bargained for 12 months in jail, suspended, a six-year probationary period, and four hundred hours of community service, says insideNoVa.com.
Allowed judicially to attempt to care for the remainder of her family, Mrs. Murphy must now attempt to live a life forever changed by an accident of absent-mindedness.