Female vet accused of murdering her two-year-old son ‘after leaving him in baking hot car for SEVEN HOURS’
A mother accused of the murder and neglect of her baby after she left him in her baking hot car for seven hours will go on trial today.
Dr Karen Murphy, 40, from Virginia, was arrested in June last year after the body of her two-year-old son Ryan was found strapped into his car seat, where she had left him that morning.
Murphy, a mother-of-three who owned a large veterinary practice, usually dropped Ryan at nursery on her way to work.
But on June 17, when she got home at 4pm, she received a panicked call from her husband to say Ryan wasn’t at the nursery when he went to pick him up.
When she went to her car, Murphy found her son still strapped into the car seat where she had left him that morning.
The mother is accused of leaving him in the searing hot car for seven hours while she was at work. He died from heatstroke.
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