LinkMEDIA, Pa. -- A suburban Philadelphia man has been charged in the death of his grandson who was left inside the man's SUV on a sweltering day nearly two weeks ago, officials said.
Edward Kanterman, 59, pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter Monday in court.
His 14-month-old grandson Nicholas McCorkle died after being left alone in a hot SUV during a recent heat wave.
Authorities said Kanterman forgot to drop the toddler off at day care the morning of June 10 and drove to work at the CHI Institute, where he left the child in the back seat. He discovered Nicholas about five hours later.
Prosecutors said the temperature inside the vehicle was 110 degrees and the child's internal temperature was 107.2 degrees when he arrived at the hospital. Nicholas was taken off life support five days later.
I disagree with the decision to charge here. It was a tragedy. I don't see the good that will come from charging the grandfather criminally.