Tuesday, June 24, 2008

PA Grandfather is Charged in Death of Grandson

I don't pretend to know case law on any of this, but, do they really have to charge the guy with anything? I'm sure there was no malice involved, nor was it intentional.

Somehow, it's hard to fathom this guy suffering any more than he has been since this terrible tragedy happened. Letting him mourn with his family and put this terrible ordeal behind him is probably the best outcome for all involved.


6/23/2008, 1:25 p.m. EDT
The Associated Press

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man has been charged in the death of his grandson who was left inside the man's SUV on a sweltering day nearly two weeks ago.

Delaware County authorities charged 59-year-old Edward Kanterman on Monday with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 14-month-old Nicholas McCorkle.

Authorities say Kanterman forgot to drop the toddler off at daycare the morning of June 10 and drove to work at the CHI Institute, where he left the child in the back seat. He discovered Nicholas about five hours later.

Prosecutors say the temperature inside the vehicle was 110 degrees and the child's internal temperature was 107.2 degrees when he arrived at the hospital. Nicholas was taken off life support five days later.

Kanterman is free on $10,000 unsecured bail.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was listening to Michael Smerconish this morning. They had a former prosecuter talking about the case. He presented a compelling spin for the DA to go ahead and press charges.

The grandfather took the boy to daycare 3 days a week. Regularly. Day care was 1.5 miles from his daughter's home.

I agree that he lives his punishment everyday. Perhaps he'll be able to get probation.

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