SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KTHV) - According to our affiliate KFSM, the great-grandparents of 2-year-old Joniah Darius Chronister have been found guilty of misdemeanor negligent homicide.
KFSM reports 51-year-old William James Staten and 61-year-old Margette Inise Staten were initially charged after leaving the child in their vehicle in front of a store while it was 102 degrees outside.
Rescuers told KFSM that the temperature inside the car likely rose to 150 degrees. The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital the same day.
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