A Connecticut man whose 15-month-old son died of hyperthermia after being left in a hot car for hours was arraigned Wednesday on charges of negligent homicide.
Thirty-six-year-old Kyle Seitz was free to leave the courtroom, but Superior Court Judge Dan Shaban ordered him to surrender his passport and remain in Connecticut, Reuters reports.
Shaban also ruled that Seitz was to have no unsupervised contact with his two daughters, who are now living with their mother.
Seitz says he had forgotten that he was supposed to take his son Benjamin to day care and did not realize the boy was still in his car seat as he went to work on July 7.
The chief state medical examiner’s office in August said temperatures inside the car that day would have reached 88°F, causing Benjamin to succumb to “hyperthermia due to environmental exposure.”
Seitz is due to reappear in court on Nov. 21.
In the U.S. in 2013, 44 children died of heat stroke in cars, and more than 600 have died since 1998.
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