Dijanelle Fowler, a 25-year-old mother, has been
charged with second degree murder after she left her one-year-old daughter in a hot car for six hours to get her hair done.
According to Metro UK, Dijanelle Fowler has also been charged with cruelty to children and concealing a death following the baby’s death on June 15.
The 25-year-old, from Georgia, US, had left her daughter Skylar in the car with air conditioning on while she went to her 10am hair appointment.
But the car’s battery reportedly died some time after, switching off the air conditioning and leaving the little girl in the car with increasing temperatures.
The temperature was around 32C in Georgia that day but the inside of the car is expected to have been hotter.
According to the Daily Mail, Fowler spent six hours inside the salon without checking on the baby once.
The little girl died in the hot car CCTV footage shows the mum returning to her car at around 4pm and asking a man to help get her car started.
Officers from Dekalb County Police believe Skylar was already dead at this point and that her mother may have hidden her body using some.clothes.
She then reportedly drove to Emory University Hospital and called 911 from the car park, telliing them she had passed out from some medical condition.
Yet doctors say the baby’s condition suggested she had died sooner than her mother suggested.
She was charged on Monday after turning herself in.