Iowa Man Acquitted In Hot-Car Death Of 6-Month-Old Son

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A central Iowa father has been acquitted in the death last year of his infant son inside a sweltering car.

Judge Michael Huppert on Friday found Lance Williams not guilty of child endangerment, neglect and abandonment.

The judge said the state failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Williams acted in either a knowing or reckless manner in the June 11, 2016, death of the 6-month-old boy.

Police say Williams had left the baby unattended in a car outside a Des Moines barbershop. The temperature in Des Moines that day reached 91 degrees.

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