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Texas dad doesn’t think his mom should be charged after 5-year-old died in hot car


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The father of a 5-year-old from Texas who died after being left in a hot car for two to three hours on Monday doesn’t think the mother should face criminal charges in the incident.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office officers responded to a call from the 13700 block of Blair Hill Lane in Houston, Texas and found the 5-year-old unresponsive.

According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the mother and her 8-year-old daughter entered the house and the mother only realized hours later that the 5-year-old was not there. interior.

“Mom noticed the 5-year-old was nowhere to be found and started calling her with no response. She frantically ran outside and discovered the 5-year-old was still strapped into her car seat,” said González said.

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Gary Block, the lawyer for Steve Means, the father, told the Daily Mail that Steve did not want to see Amanda Means, the mother, charged with criminal charges.

“Steve is a stand-up guy. He’s in tears, he’s beside himself, but the last thing he wants is for Amanda to be criminally punished. She’s been going through enough already,” Block said. “He knows she’s their mother, no matter what, and that nothing was done on purpose. All he wants to do now is make sure his daughter is okay and everyone can begin to heal.”

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Gonzalez also said the child had the ability to pull away, but said the mother was using a loaner car.

“The child apparently had that ability but it’s a loan and we don’t know if that was a factor or maybe the child was sleeping and was disoriented with the temperature as hot as it is. We don’t don’t know. That will be part of the investigation,” Gonzalez said.

Steve Means filed for divorce in January, but Block said the two simply fell in love, according to the report.

“There were never any allegations that Amanda was an unfit mother or that there was abuse, nothing like that,” Block said.

According to the report, Steve was landing in Florida when he learned what had happened.

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“Steve had to leave town on business and he had literally just landed in Florida when he got the call from Amanda,” Block said. “At first he thought she was joking or being sarcastic. It took a while to realize it was real. The poor guy had to get straight back on a plane and back. Whatever he can repeat, this is what should I do now?He is my only son.

Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

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