Eight-month-old girl dies in car while her father is arrested

5 May, 2022
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Eight-month-old girl dies in car while her father is arrested

An eight-month-old girl has died after being left in a hot car during her father's arrest.


Georgia FBI officials said the girl's father, David Whatley, left the child in the car while he went to the Snellville Police Department to retrieve firearms that had been taken from him in an earlier case.


Snellville police said in order to make sure they wouldn't return a gun to a criminal, they conducted a check on Whatley.


They find that there is an arrest warrant for Whatley, relating to a misdemeanor probation violation, so they arrest him in the hallway.


The father was transferred to the county jail.


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