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updated 11:15 AM UTC, Aug 4, 2020

Father Accused Of Leaving His Son In Car For 10 Hours Pleads Not Guilty

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Zachary Wakeen tells investigators he fell asleep after unloading his car and forgot his two-year-old son was inside.

The boy was left there for 10 hours while the temperature inside the vehicle topped 135 degrees. Wakeen entered a not guilty plea to child neglect charges during a Monday hearing in Marathon County Circuit Court. The family says the boy is out of the hospital and is doing better.


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