Crime

Mother Charged With Manslaughter After Toddler Found Dead In Hot Car

| by Sean Kelly

The mother of a 17-month-old toddler found dead inside a hot car was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Annabelle Millan, a 21-year-old mother of three from Pecos, Texas, was charged after her child, Avrian Villalobos, died after being in a hot car on Aug. 11.

Millan reportedly left the child in the car for an hour after dropping the father off at work, and admitted to police that she left her baby in the car to go inside to roll a marijuana joint.

Millan allegedly realized that she’d left Avrian in the car, leading her to discover the baby unconscious. After an unsuccessful attempt to revive him, she drove to a nearby hospital for help, reports CBS News. The toddler was pronounced dead upon arrival. 

Preliminary autopsy results showed the cause of death to be heat stroke, and it was determined that temperatures inside the car reached 200 degrees while the toddler was inside. 

Millan’s two other children were placed in the custody of Child Protective Services upon her arrest.

Sources: News West 9, CBS News / Photo credit: News West 9