Plus3-month-old Locked in Car Dies 3-month-old Locked in Car DiesThe Associated Press Police in Clarksville, Tennessee have arrested a woman in the death of her infant daughter in a hot car. Police said Courtni Lee Nichols of Palmyra left her baby in her car, parked at a restaurant while she went next door. (July 10) This is one of two bars where police say a new mother locked her baby in her car for at least seven hours. Witnesses saw the three year old girl in the car and called police--but it was too late. Faith was pronounced dead soon after arriving at a hospital. Her body temperature registered 104 degrees.(SOT: LORI SMITH/WITNESS)"IT WAS JUST CARELESS. IT WAS JUST CARELESSNESS. IT WAS 97 DEGREES YESTERDAY AND THAT CHILD ANY AMOUNT OF TIME SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN LEFT IN THAT CAR."Another woman who was at the Clarksville, Tennessee bar says she saw the mother come in and out of the bar several times. (SOT: LORI SMITH) "SHE WALKED IN, SHE GOT A BEER. SHE DRANK LIKE MAYBE THE NECK OF THE BOTTLE, YOU KNOW NOT MUCH. SHE SAT IT DOWN AND WALKED OUTSIDE." Balloons now mark the spot where the girl was left to die. 24-year-old Courtni Nichols faces first-degree murder charges.(SOT: SGT. CHERLY ANDERSON/CLARKSVILLE POLICE)AND WHAT PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS. CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT RESULTS IN THE DEATH OF A CHILD IS AUTOMATIC FIRST DEGREE MURDER.Nichols is held without bond. ___ ___, The Associated Press.
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