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Phoenix, Arizona

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Mother is Charged With Homicide After Son Dies in Car

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A mother of a 17 year-old month boy went in to work at Hooters Tuesday morning and when she returned to her car when her shift was over she realized she had forgotten her son was still in the vehicle. Unfortunately the toddler died because of the temperatures in the car.

Ashly Duchene was booked with a felony count of negligent homicide. She normally dropped her son off at daycare before work, but for some unknown reason she did not drop her son off Tuesday morning. Instead she left her son in the car from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Efforts to revive the boy by witnesses, officers and firefighters were unsuccessful. Temperatures hit nearly 90 degrees Tuesday, but it would have been more than 100 degrees inside the car, said Sgt. Joel Tranter.

Officials think that the reason no one reported that the boy was left in the car was because their view was obstructed by tinted windows. Police requested an interview with Duchene Wednesday morning but were did not receive an immediate response.