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9-month-old baby suffocates in car seat inside babysitter's closet in Fort Worth, Texas

Modified Date: 
Sat, 06/12/2021 - 8:32am
Accident Date: 
Monday, August 7, 2017

Baby strangles on car seat strap inside babysitter's closet

The medical examiner ruled the 9-month-old was suffocated by the straps of his car seat. An unfastened lower strap between the boy’s legs was likely the cause, police say.

"What it sounds like is that bottom buckle was never attached. So, the baby unfortunately began to slide down, and the weight of himself against that beam is possibly what it is that caused him to suffocate,” Perez said.

9-Month-Old Unattended Baby Suffocated in Car Seat Left in Closet: Police

Investigators confirmed the caretaker placed the child in the car seat, and then inside a closet, so that he could sleep. When the caretaker later checked on the child, he was deceased.

People Involved: 
John Norris
Woodpecker Lane

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