4-Month-Old Baby Dead After Left In Hot Car Overnight, Parents Arrested

Mon, July 29, 2013 11:56am EST by 14 Comments
Baby Dies In Car
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So sad. A 4-month-old baby boy was pronounced dead after his parents left him in the car overnight in San Diego, California. The couple has been charged on one count of willful cruelty to a child resulting in injury or death.

Jessica Quezada, 23, and Israel Soto, 30, have been arrested as a result of their 4-month-old son’s death. The two left their son in a hot car overnight outside of their California apartment complex.

Four-Month-Old Found Dead In Car

El Cajon city police arrested Jessica and Israel on July 27 after a family found the baby sitting in the car, unresponsive, in the apartment complex parking lot.

“We [saw] the baby in the car and after that we started to panic and then when we looked at the door, we [saw] the father run out and got the baby and then run into the house,” said Jeremiah Jackson, 12, who witnessed the scene while playing outside, reports ABC 10 News.

The police were called around 1:30 p.m. on July 27, and upon their arrival to the scene, they reported that the baby was not breathing.

The 4-month-old baby was later pronounced dead at the hospital, which El Cajon Police Department spokeswoman, Monica Zech, said was “definitely” a case of heat stroke.

“That poor child [was] just cooking, basically cooking in that car,” she said.

Israel Soto ‘So Frightened’ After Leaving Baby In Car Overnight

When Israel realized what happened, Jeremiah said he seemed to be in disbelief of the deadly mistake he and Jessica had made.

“The father was so frightened,” he said. “He was putting his hands on his head, praying on the ground for the baby to be still alive,” ABC 10 News reports.

Although Israel’s reaction to his baby’s death seems that leaving the baby in the car was an accident, police believed otherwise. Both parents have been booked into the county jail on suspicion of intentionally killing their baby.

Jessica also faces a charge of alleged possession of a controlled substance.

In addition to their arrest, Child Protective Services took their three other children, ages 1, 2 and 3, into protective custody.

Do you think Jessica and Israel could have actually left their youngest child in the car on accident, HollyMoms? What do you think of their punishment?

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Posted at 9:50 AM on July 30, 2013  

This B*TCH has a kid a year. They need to go to prison for LIFE! There’s adoption, abortion, even that I’m not for that, but this is a great country we live in. We have options and education. Look at other countries that are poor, but you ALWAYS see the mothers holding their infants. They starve just to give their kids a bowl of rice. NO EXCUSE! I had 5 kids and NEVER forgot 1 in a car. EVER! THEY WERE MY FIRST PRIORITY! Instead of getting LAID and PAID, GET A JOB.

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Posted at 2:14 PM on July 30, 2013  

Well said s!

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Posted at 1:53 PM on July 29, 2013  

How do you just FORGET you have an infant!! Disgusting fat losers like this need to be sterilized so innocent children aren’t born into such stupidity and negligence!

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Posted at 4:43 PM on July 29, 2013  

I would agree how do you forget you have an infant and for that long… I could see being side tracked heading to the door and then saying oh wait the baby… As parents we’ve all had short moments like that and you’d be lying to say you haven’t! Sterilization is an entirely different topic which could be grossly abused however gov’t could/should step in when abuse/neglect is suspected like taking the other 3 children its just ashame the baby had to die for them to be saved. However your comment about “fat losers” is that the determining factor for sterilization in your mind “fat” that’s where it would be abused from people like you lumping overweight people into a category of “disgusting fat losers”! Perhaps you need to think before you speak and take a look at the
impact your words can have if it doesn’t bother you then your a “bully”! And there is much to be said about bullies… And NONE of its good.

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Posted at 2:47 AM on July 30, 2013  

Thank you, couldn’t have said it better myself

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Posted at 1:31 PM on July 29, 2013  

im so sad for the baby i can belibe wat hapent

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Posted at 1:19 PM on July 29, 2013  


Posted at 12:44 PM on July 29, 2013  

SO SAD :( How could you forget your lil baby all night and all day long? i believe this was done intentionally.

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Posted at 12:28 PM on July 29, 2013  

Glad they took the rest of the kids, maybe they’ll have a chance without the biological parents.

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Posted at 12:04 PM on July 29, 2013  


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Posted at 12:28 PM on July 29, 2013  

Um…last I checked a 23 year old is condsidered an adult, not a teenager. She had her oldest at 20, possibly 19. However – society needs to decide if 18-19 yr holds are adults or teenagers! They say they’re adults, but still get lumped into being a teen mom. I don’t count it being a teen mom unless you are 17 and under.

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Some just shouldn't have kids

Posted at 9:30 PM on July 29, 2013  

No offence this has nothing to do with being a teenager ….there are parent young and old that dont know how too be parent …if you aren’t able to care for a child than learn to keep your legs close.

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Posted at 2:50 AM on July 30, 2013  

PLEASE don’t just put this on the mom. The dad has equal responsibility in this. You cannot just always blame things on the mother, the father has a role too! And teenagers are capable of being good parents; it’s just that these people weren’t (And note how they weren’t even teens – 23 and 30 y/o’s) So I don’t really see how this is a teen mom problem.

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