FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A teen daycare worker has been charged in the death of a 4-year-old South Florida boy who authorities say was left alone in a hot vehicle.
The Broward Sheriff's Office reports that 19-year-old Paris Ward was in jail Thursday after being charged with one count of aggravated manslaughter of a child.
Authorities say Jordan Coleman was found unconscious in the vehicle Aug. 1 with temperatures in the low 90s. Attempts to revive the boy failed, and he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Records show the boy was in the SUV as part of a trip with other children from 3C's Day Academy, operated out of a Sunrise home. Authorities say the purpose of the trip was to hide the fact that the daycare had too many children.
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