GRETNA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana district attorney won’t prosecute a man whose 11-month-old daughter died after he left her in a hot car last August.
Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick issued a brief statement Thursday calling the death of Claire Li a very tragic event. Connick said a review of all evidence indicated the father, Sheng Li, should not be prosecuted. Li had been arrested on a negligent homicide charge.
New Orleans news outlets report that Li had intended to drop his daughter off at daycare but forgot she was in a child safety seat in the back seat as he headed to work. He didn’t realize the mistake until hours later.
Authorities said the unresponsive baby was taken to East Jefferson General Hospital, where personnel were unable to resuscitate her.