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Jury acquits mother in hot-car death of infant son

EMPORIA (AP) A jury has acquitted an Emporia woman of involuntary manslaughter in the hot car death of her 6-month-old son.

On Thursday, the jury in Greensville County found that Blondia Curry was not criminally negligent in the August 2018 death of Dameer Curry.

Judge W. Allan Sharrett threw out a companion charge of child neglect after ruling there was no evidence that Curry’s conduct was willful, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

Curry’s lawyer said a combination of events resulted in Curry forgetting that her son was still strapped into his child’s seat in her car when she reported to her second job as an assistant manager at Domino’s Pizza.

The single mother from Emporia had just spent several days in the hospital with her daughter, who had collapsed suddenly from diabetes.

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