A child has been found dead in a hot car, reportedly left inside for about 9 hours.

London police say the two-year-old boy was in the car all day on Friday outside St. Joseph Hospital in London.

Police tell 27 NEWSFIRST the child's grandmother works at the hospital and forgot the boy was in the car.

The grandmother, Linda Long, is charged with reckless homicide.


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  • by Janie Lee, M.Ed. Location: Kentucky on Dec 10, 2008 at 08:38 PM
    The only reason they charged her was because they absolutely had to since the did that woman in Lexington, only we don't know what has been done to that woman besides she got took to jail because her baby was alive and basically okay, this nurse killed this baby and nothing is being done to her about it. Where is the justice in all of this?
  • by aysa Location: lancaster on Nov 8, 2008 at 12:32 PM
    why would anyone leave a child in the car by themselves im only a 13 year old child and wouldnt have left a child by themselves i have sense
  • by Heather Location: Texas on Oct 30, 2008 at 08:21 AM
    God have mercy on her I dont understand it how anyone can forget their children I know I never have forgot my children I am so aware of them its just rotine I always have them unless im at work and I would never forget them they are my life they are why I work they are the last thing I see before work and the first thing I see when I get off people need to understand there is nothing more important than children your own or your neighbors just pray for the family thats all we can do now because it is not up to us to judge them we dont know what they are like or whats going on in their life just pray and love your children make sure they are the most important thing in your life
  • by mom of 3 Location: KY on Oct 15, 2008 at 06:14 AM
    I am so glad to see that people are starting to open up their eyes and see that this is something that happens everyday to good people. This same thing happened to me, only for some reason, God chose to spare my children. I thank him for that everyday of my life. Everything happens for a reason and we may not always know why, but God has a plan. For me, he was trying to tell me that I wasn't Supermom and that I couldn't tackle everything by myself. He was teaching me to slow down and welcome the help of others. I know that many do not understand it. How can we "forget" the most precious things in our lives? To this day, I still can't explain it. But it happens. I used to be one of those people who judged others until this happened to my family. Now, I see it for what it is- a mistake. Unfortunately for this grandmother, it turned out to be fatal to her beautiful grandson. I will pray for this family. I hope that her community can show her support and love as my small town did.
  • by A DAD on Oct 15, 2008 at 05:09 AM
    Well Ken, I am very proud of you taking your children to church every Sunday. My biggest point in this situation is, she forgot a child in a car, so does this mean that if we forget "thou shall not kill",we can go on a killing spree and it should be so easily forgiven? I think grown adults need to be held accountable for their actions is all that I am saying! I work anywhere from 70-90 hours a week managing a business, and there is NEVER too much on my mind that I would leave my sweet little helpless 2 year old in the car all day to fry! I feel like the doctor in Northern Kentucky that got away with it is starting a "trend". Always remember, children are the only permanant things in an adults life, spouses come and go, but a child will love you through all your downfalls, and they are the most precious things on earth.
  • by citizen Location: Kentucky on Oct 14, 2008 at 07:30 PM
    Thought i would finally post for once. If this woman "forgot" about her grandchild in the car, what else has she "forgotten" about when at work. If the people at the hospital say what a good caregiver/nurse she is, How do you or the hospital know she did not"forget" and cause a patient a problem on her duty? IF the grandmother cannot remember of see something as obvious as a child in the car, how can the hospital trust her to do her job? IF you are this forgettful you should NOT be in that profession.
  • by we're human Location: Morehead on Oct 14, 2008 at 11:44 AM
    I"m a relatively young person and I know that I forget things on a daily basis... I start thinking about work, going to the grocery store, or just completely random things are forget where I'm going. I have passed the entrance to my office on more than few occasions. I think it's completely possible to be wrapped up in things happening around you and forget about something in your back seat that usually isnt there and isnt making any noise. Can you imagine the pain this grandmother is feeling right now? Pray for her and the family... What you people are doing on here is just adding hurt to everyone.
  • by A Voice Of Reason-Kimberly Location: Kentucky on Oct 14, 2008 at 11:02 AM
    Finally a voice of reason, Kimberly, thank you for your thoughts. It's nice to know someone thinks the way I do about situations. God bless you.
  • by shawn Location: laurel on Oct 14, 2008 at 10:37 AM
    rest in peace madison nose
  • by Crystal Location: Lexington on Oct 14, 2008 at 10:02 AM
    I think we are forgetting the bottom line here- a beautiful, innocent 2 year old baby died. That's the bottom line, period. The fact remains he was in the grandmother's care and for whatever reason, he was left to die in her car. Personally, I do not believe her story that she "forgot" him. However, it is not up to me decide her fate. I am a mother of a 5 year old little girl. I can honestly say that I have NEVER forgotten that she was with me or left her in the car alone. I am not a perfect mother, just cautious. I think sometimes we tend to take our children for granted. This is a good time to grab your kids and give them lots of hugs and kisses. I know I will!

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