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Mom, 29, charged with negligent manslaughter for leaving one-year-old daughter while she worked

Kailyn Pollard, 29, claims she forgot the toddler was in the vehicle and only discovered the body after picking up food and refueling her car Friday

A Florida mother was arrested and charged with negligent manslaughter after leaving her one-year-old daughter in a hot car while she went to work for seven hours.

The incident where she was gone from 9am to 4pm Friday was one of two hot car deaths in the state that day.

Kailyn Pollard, 29, claims she forgot the toddler was in the vehicle and only discovered the body after picking up food from Olive Garden and stopping at a Wawa gas station that afternoon.

It took 40 minutes of the Sorrento resident being back in her car to notice her little girl named Kit Noelle Pollard, despite the rear-facing child seat set up so the driver can see behind them.

The set-up enabled ‘direct visual connection with the driver and car seat rider via rear view mirror’ the deputy who arrested the mother said.

Pollard is being held at John E. Polk Correctional Facility on $20,000 bond after a court appearance Saturday

Pollard is being held at John E. Polk Correctional Facility on $20,000 bond after a court appearance Saturday

She came upon her child in the back seat when she refueled her tank at a Wawa gas station after a sweltering day

She came upon her child in the back seat when she refueled her tank at a Wawa gas station after a sweltering day

She came upon her child in the back seat when she refueled her tank after a sweltering day of a 96 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pollard usually took her daughter to day care while she worked at solar energy company iQ Power for seven hours

Pollard usually took her daughter to day care while she worked at solar energy company iQ Power for seven hours

It took 40 minutes for the Sorrento resident to notice her little girl named Kit Noelle Pollard, despite the rear-facing child seat

It took 40 minutes for the Sorrento resident to notice her little girl named Kit Noelle Pollard, despite the rear-facing child seat

The temperature had been two degrees higher than the record for that day according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne, ClickOrlando reports.

Pollard usually took her daughter to day care while she worked at solar energy company iQ Power and appeared to be in shock as law enforcement interviewed her.

The woman requested an attorney and was uncooperative with the investigation before being taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital for extreme anxiety.

She appeared in court Saturday with attorney Kyle Fletcher and the baby’s father and grandfather were also in attendance. She is due back October 23.

The dad and grandparent said she was a doting mother and the tragedy was an accident

The dad and grandparent said she was a doting mother and the tragedy was an accident

Pollard is being held at John E. Polk Correctional Facility on $20,000 bond.

The dad and grandparent said she was a doting mother and the tragedy was an accident.

Just two hours earlier a four-year-old boy was found in a car outside Orange County school Elite Preparatory Academy.

A bystander took him to the fire station across the road.

‘The child was rushed by that rescue station to Arnold Palmer Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased,’ sheriff’s spokesman Jeff Williamson said. ‘Unfortunately, we know how busy we all get in our life. I’m not excusing people of anything, however. There are ways to remember you have a child in a car. We live in Florida.’ 

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