Connecticut man enters plea in hot car death of toddler son


Benjamin Seitz died after being left in a hot car on July 7, 2014.

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DANBURY, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut father charged with causing his 15-month-old son’s death by leaving the boy in a hot car has entered a plea.

Kyle Seitz of Ridgefield entered a so-called Alford plea in which he didn’t admit guilt but agreed the prosecution has enough evidence to convict him at trial. A guilty finding was entered on the record.

Authorities say the 37-year-old Seitz forgot to take his son, Benjamin, to day care July 7 and unintentionally left him in the car for more than seven hours while he went to work. Temperatures that day hit the upper 80s.

Seitz was charged with criminally negligent homicide. Seitz, who has two other children, has been free on bail.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 9. The crime carries a maximum one-year sentence.

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