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Ridgefield dad appears in court over son's death

The Ridgefield father whose 15-month-old son died after he was left in a hot car appeared in Superior Court in Danbury Wednesday. Kyle Seitz turned himself in to police Tuesday and was charged with

News 12 Staff

Nov 13, 2014, 2:59 AM

Updated 3,510 days ago

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The Ridgefield father whose 15-month-old son died after he was left in a hot car appeared in Superior Court in Danbury Wednesday.
Kyle Seitz turned himself in to police Tuesday and was charged with criminally negligent homicide. After Wednesday's hearing, the judge decided Seitz can only see his two daughters while supervised. He also must stay in Connecticut, even though his wife and daughters have moved out of state. Prosecutors requested a protective order for Seitz's two daughters, but the judge denied the motion.
The family says Seitz was supposed to drop his son Benjamin off at day care back in July, but forgot and went to work, leaving the toddler in the hot car all day. Police say Seitz found his son unresponsive several hours later and took him to Danbury Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Seitz's wife did not appear in court, but his attorney says their relationship remains strong. Both parents have started a website dedicated to Benjamin, with the goal of preventing other hot car deaths.


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