Reference no: EM13778788
Discussion case in Business law:
On June 18, 2014, a hot day in Georgia, Harris placed his son, 22-month-old Cooper, into a rear-facing child restraint in the backseat of his Hyundai Tucson after eating breakfast at a fast-food restaurant. He then drove to his workplace, a Home Depot corporate office about a half-mile away.
Finally, he is responsible for the death of his 22-month-old son after leaving the boy in a hot car for more than seven hours. Police seemed sympathetic at first and told that Harris apparently forgot the child was in the back of the vehicle while he was at work.
The average temperature was about 80 degrees that day, but the mercury topped 92 at the hottest point in the day. Police say the temperature was 88 degrees when the child was pronounced dead at the scene.
What sounded like the most tragic of accidents -- a dad absentmindedly leaving his toddler in the car on a scorching Georgia day -- is now being treated by police as a horrific crime...
However, this could happen to anyone. If you are the hapless father or mother who made an innocent mistake, you may be most misfortunate and depressed parent losing your child. But, you could be accused by the crime of CRUELTY TO CHILD and 2ND DEGREE MURDERFELONY without any intention of murder.
Is it fair or not?