killer mom update
This story from today's edition of The Detroit News paints a clearer picture of the, um, person involved and what her children endured before their deaths, locked in a black car in 80-degree heat. The headline, "Mother's senseless act stuns nation," sums it up pretty well as far as I'm concerned.
Here's some interesting info from the story:
At least 120 children, most of them age 3 and under, have died of heat stroke in hot, parked cars since 1996, according to a study released by General Motors Corp. and the National SAFE KIDS campaign.
Studies have shown that the interior of a car parked in 75-degree temperatures can reach 120 degrees within a half-hour and can heat up to 140 degrees in two hours (emphasis mine). At least one child died on a 60-degree day.
Kids 'N Cars, a national nonprofit group that tracks as many of such deaths as possible, said the Maynor children are the seventh and eighth heat deaths this year -- that are known.
Oh, and more good news...the perpetrator is pregnant. Swell. Just swell.