Couple charged in hot car death

hot car death
5-month-old Arizona boy dies after being left in car by his uncle and the uncle's girlfriend.

(KPNX) A Peoria, Arizona man and his girlfriend are facing charges after the man’s 5-month-old nephew died while under their supervision.

Jose Garcia Jr., uncle of the boy, and his girlfriend, Monique Avila, were booked into jail pending one count each of felony child abuse.

The pair called police around 2:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon after realizing the child was in a car parked at their apartment complex.

Police said they found the child not breathing. Officers said they believe the infant had been in the car for hours.

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