Father charged in son's July hot car death

The Ridgefield father of a boy who died after being left in a hot car for hours this past summer is due in court Wednesday after surrendering to police on Tuesday. Police say Kyle Seitz turned himself

News 12 Staff

Nov 12, 2014, 8:21 AM

Updated 3,501 days ago

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The Ridgefield father of a boy who died after being left in a hot car for hours this past summer is due in court Wednesday after surrendering to police on Tuesday.
Police say Kyle Seitz turned himself in at around 4 p.m. and was arrested. Seitz's arrest came four months after his 15-month-old son, Benjamin, died. He was released on a promise to appear before a judge in Danbury.
Seitz faces negligent homicide charges. Police say he was supposed to drop his son off at day care on July 7, but forgot and instead drove to work. Hours later, investigators say Seitz went to the day care to pick up his son and realized that the unresponsive boy had been in the vehicle.
Doctors pronounced Benjamin dead at Danbury Hospital. The state medical examiner ruled Benjamin's death a homicide in August, but officials hadn't decided whether to charge Seitz.
Ridgefield police declined to comment on camera Tuesday about the investigation. Seitz's attorney said by phone that he had received word that an arrest warrant had been issued for Seitz and he advised his client to surrender.


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