Dad who left daughter in hot car on Father's Day gets prison

Wilbert Carter is seen in an undated photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department. Carter, who left his toddler daughter in a hot car on Father's Day two years ago, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for her death. (Baltimore Poloce Department via AP)

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man who left his toddler daughter in a hot car on Father's Day two years ago has been sentenced to eight years in prison for her death.

Prosecutors say Wilbert Carter went out drinking with a relative on June 21, 2015, to celebrate Father's Day. When he returned home, he parked his car at a friend's house and forgot about his 2 1/2 year-old daughter Leasia in her car seat.

Carter didn't return to the car until 4 p.m. the next day. Temperatures reached 89 degrees that day.

Carter was convicted in December of manslaughter, reckless endangerment and confining an unattended child. The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2lHzIBS ) that Carter was sentenced last week.

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This story corrects the headline to say that the man's daughter, not son, died.