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Arizona dad to be punished in death of son left in hot car

PHOENIX — An Arizona man is scheduled to be sentenced Friday on manslaughter charges for leaving
his infant son inside a parked car for several hours.

Daniel Bryant Gray, 32, faced four to 16 years in prison for his guilty pleas
to manslaughter and child abuse in the Aug. 28 death of 3-month-old James Gray. The car’s air conditioning wasn’t running.

Police said the father had smoked marijuana during part of the time he was inside the Scottsdale sports bar where he
worked as a manager.

Gray later discovered the child when he returned to his car to get paperwork.

He ran back inside with the boy still in the car seat and brought him into a

Investigators described Gray as distraught and emotional throughout their interview.


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