JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi father has pleaded responsible within the scorching automotive demise of his child daughter, however he gained’t go to jail.
Joshua Blunt pleaded responsible to culpable negligence manslaughter and was given a 5-yr suspended sentence. His lawyer, Carlos Moore, says the plea was made Friday after the prosecutor acknowledged Blunt didn’t deliberately kill eight-month-previous Shania Rihanna Caradine.
The kid died final Might 19 after being discovered unconscious in Blunt’s automotive, the place she was left whereas he labored at a restaurant job in Grenada.
In August, grand jurors in one other Mississippi county declined to indict a white mom whose 2-yr-previous died in a scorching automotive final Might.
Moore has repeatedly stated he believes Blunt, an African-American, was handled extra harshly due to his race.
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