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Alabama parents charged in death of child left in car

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Two parents in Alabama have been arrested after their 3-year-old child was found dead inside a hot car, authorities said Monday.

Brandi Burks, 22, and Dakota Fowler, 20, are charged with manslaughter, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. Court records did not list a defense lawyer for either person.

News outlets reported that deputies were called about 4 p.m. Sunday after the child was found unresponsive in the car. Medics couldn´t revive the toddler, who hasn´t been identified publicly.

Officials said the parents told them they last saw the child around midnight Saturday when the toddler was put to bed. The parents told investigators they couldn´t find the child when they woke up Sunday afternoon and later located the child in the vehicle.

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