NORMAN, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office released its finding after a baby was found lifeless in a car seat earlier this year.
On Aug. 31, Clayton Trinidad was found unconscious in his car seat inside room 218 at the Travel Lodge in Norman.
Clayton’s parents, Courtney Mays and Zekeil Trinidad, were arrested and charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of child neglect.
Authorities say the pair smoked marijuana before leaving their three children in a motel room by themselves.
Officials say 15-month-old Clayton Trinidad was in his car seat but fell from the bed.
According to the medical examiner’s report, the car seat rotated 90 degrees, suspending Clayton by his neck from the chest strap.
The medical examiner ruled that his death was an accident and that Clayton died from asphyxiation.