Anna father not guilty over toddler son’s death

Thirty-three-year-old Anna, Texas resident Joshua Cartee, who was charged with one count of manslaughter and two counts of criminally negligent homicide over the hot car death of his two-year-old son Jorden in 2013, was declared not guilty on February 5, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Specifically, Cartree was found not guilty of one count of manslaughter and one count of criminally negligent homicide; prosecutors stated that they are planning to go to trial again on the third count.

Jurors in his case deliberated for over six and a half hours before coming to a unanimous verdict of his acquittal. However, they told the judge handling the case that they could not come to an unanimous decision regarding the third count.

In 2013, the Cartree toddler escaped the home in 90-degree weather while his father was sleeping, climbed into their vehicle in the driveway and was found four hours later, unresponsive. Most jurors classified the incident as a “preventable accident.”

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