Seth Jackson sentenced for death of girl left in hot car

Seth Jackson sentenced for death of girl left in hot car

Seth Jackson sentenced to 32 months in 10-month-old’s death in hot car, Police said he left the baby in a vehicle in Wichita, Kansas, for several hours on July 24 as temperatures in the city hovered around 90 degrees.

Seth Jackson, 29, admitted the involuntary manslaughter of Kadillak Poe-Jones but begged a judge not to jail him, saying “I’m not a monster”.

He had originally been charged with murder.

Jackson had picked up marijuana from a dealer and then returned home. He started using the drug without taking Kadillak out of the car, prosecutors said.

Jackson told police he forgot the girl was in the car and only realised when he saw a child on the Game Of Thrones episode he was watcing.

The teaching assistant rushed back to the car, but Kadillak was dead.

An autopsy has revealed that Kadillak – who Jackson had been fostering since she was two-weeks-old – died from hypothermia due to heat exposure.

On Friday, Jackson wept as he begged for no prison time, telling a packed courtroom: “Your honor, I’m a broken man, pleading here for my life.”

The judge said that while Jackson may not have intentionally abandoned Kadillak, it was not an accident and jailed him for 32 months.