Connecticut dad pleads not guilty in hot car death

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Posted: Nov 21, 2014 11:44 AM

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut father charged with causing his 15-month-old son's death by leaving him in the car for hours on a hot July day has pleaded not guilty.

The Danbury News Times reports that Kyle Seitz (sytz) entered his plea Friday to a charge of criminally negligent homicide.

Authorities say the 36-year-old Seitz forgot to take his son, Benjamin, to day care on 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.

The medical examiner found that Benjamin died of hyperthermia, or extremely high body temperature.

Seitz has two other children and has been free on bail. His lawyer hasn't commented.

He faces a year in jail if convicted.

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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com