Florida mother charged after 4-year-old son left in car dies

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida woman is charged with manslaughter after drinking and using drugs while her 14-month-old son was in a hot car. The boy eventually died from heat stroke.

Emily Hartman was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated manslaughter by neglect, as well as drug possession.

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Online court records show Hartman was being held in jail without bond Wednesday. She was appointed a public defender, but the name of the lawyer wasn't listed.

Police in Melbourne, Florida, say Hartman told detectives she had left her son in a car for four hours while she was inside a house getting cocaine and smoking marijuana. The affidavit also says she had been drinking at a bar and a friend's place with her son in the car before that.

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