Grandfather Charged in Death of Toddler Left in His Truck for 7 Hours – Crime Online

An Alabama man has been charged with reckless manslaughter and criminally negligent murder after he left his toddler grandson in his truck for seven hours on Tuesday — and was in and out of the automobile thrice earlier than the boy was found.

Two-year-old Ian Wiesman was discovered lifeless in the again passenger seat of William “Invoice” Wiesman’s truck Tuesday afternoonm, AL.com reported. Blount County District Lawyer Pamela Casey stated the boy died from extended warmth publicity.

As CrimeOnline beforehand reported, the boy was discovered at about 3 p.m. exterior Children Campus daycare in Oneonta. Casey offered particulars about how the invention got here to be.

“These usually are not intentional acts. They’re negligent acts, they’re reckless acts,” Casey stated. “He all the time thought he took the kid to daycare. On three events he was again in the truck, drove in the truck with the kid in the again.

“Because of this of his conduct, his acts, the kid died,” she stated.


An affidavit filed in the case says that Wiesman advised investigators he had been taking Ian to daycare whereas his mom recovered from hip surgical procedure, choosing up the boy from his dwelling and dropping him off on the daycare three miles away. The boy’s aunt picked him up in the afternoons.

On Tuesday, Wiesman stated he dropped the boy off as common at about 8 a.m. and drove to work, the place he parked his truck. At 12:45 p.m., he drove dwelling for lunch then returned to work.

At 2:45, the boy’s mom — Wiesman’s daughter — referred to as and stated the daycare advised her Ian hadn’t been there, and his aunt was there to select him up. Wiesman, nonetheless insisting he had dropped the boy off, drove to the daycare. His aunt met him exterior and located Ian unresponsive, nonetheless in his automotive seat.

“It’s terrible when it occurs anyplace. It’s terrible when you must work these instances and you then go dwelling to your infants and also you see what you see, and movies,” Casey stated. “My coronary heart breaks for this household. This household could be very upset.

“As a mother, I don’t suppose anyone ever understands it,” she stated. “I didn’t sleep final evening.”

“All people in the household is heartbroken,” she stated.

Ian is the primary little one to die in a scorching automotive in Alabama this yr.

Based on Kidsandcars.org, he was the twenty ninth little one to die in a scorching automotive in the U.S. in 2022. Two different youngsters died in scorching vehicles on Tuesday — a 8-month-old lady in Jacksonville, Florida, and a 2-year-old boy in Houston, Texas.

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