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Baby left in car dies

The Police allowed 28-year old Dennis Gomez, who is being questioned in connection with the death of his five-month old baby daughter Nabila Gomez Lachapell to attend her funeral yesterday, Thursday 31 March 2016. The Homicide Department suspects negligence. The most likely explanation is that he forgot to drop the baby off at daycare abandoning her to day from car heat in his car when he went to work.

The baby was buried at the Puerta del Cielo cemetery after a wake at Funeraria Blandino.

Gomez was in charge of dropping his daughter off at daycare but did not realize that he had forgotten until 3:30pm, when he returned to his car in the Teo Cruz Colliseum parking lot and found her lifeless body in his Toyota Camry. According to reports, Gomez was an employee at the Ministry of Public Health.

The baby’s grandmother, Casilda Maria Pina said that Gomez adored his daughter and was overprotective. She attributed the lapse to the stress that affects people when they set out to work every morning. She said the baby was in daycare because Gomez did not want to leave her at home with a nanny.

She said that when she warned her daughter that they could forget the baby, her daughter said, “Mom, who would forget their kid in a car?”

The grandmother commented that the family had spent Easter Week with her in Bonao and the father took on the task of washing the baby bottles himself.

She explained that the routine was for Gomez to take the baby first and then return for his wife so they could only go in one car, but on that fatal day they had changed their routine and he dropped his wife off at work first before taking the baby to daycare and then going to his own workplace.

Listin Diario published a list with advice for preventing tragedies of this kind, recalling that there have been three similar incidents in recent years.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

April 1, 2016

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