Posted: Jun 1, 2011 9:27 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have arrested a woman
accused of leaving a 3-year-old boy in a parked car where he died in the sweltering heat.
Police say 23-year-old Genee Brumfield was booked Tuesday with negligent homicide.
Police say Brumfield picked up the toddler at approximately 8 a.m. and was supposed to drop him off at a daycare center. Instead, she stopped at her house and left the boy inside the car, parked outside the home with the windows rolled up.
The toddler was found around 4 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of the boy's death.