Michael Thedford, a 33-year-old unemployed high school teacher, had just dropped off two of his three children at daycare in suburban Dallas. He then drove home and took a nap. The only problem being he forgot he left his six-month-old daughter strapped into her car seat in the blistering 90-degree Texas heat. For four hours.
After discovering, or rather remembering, the child’s stiff “hot as a brick” body, he brought her into the house, called 911 and put her in the refrigerator in an attempt to bring down her perilous body temperature. He then attempted CPR while waiting for an ambulance to arrive but it was all for naught. His baby girl was dead. Thedford has been charged with manslaughter and released on bond. According to police, his wife was at work when the incident occurred.