GERONIMO, Okla. – An Oklahoma man is facing charges following the death of an infant who was left in a hot car earlier this year.
Investigators say 3-month-old Mame Neta Attocknie was found dead inside a vehicle on Sept. 20.
The girl’s foster-father, Billy DeWayne Allen, told authorities that he arrived home in the morning after working a night shift and put Mame in her car seat while he drove his son to school.
At that point, he drove back home and went to bed.
In the evening, Allen told investigators he began making dinner and sent his son to the store in the family’s vehicle. At that point, his wife called to tell him that the baby had not been dropped off at daycare.
Allen says he rushed to the store and found Mame dead in the back seat.
According to KSWO, Allen was charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with her death.
He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.