Ohio mom of baby who died in hot car will not be charged

Karen Osorio-Martinez, 35, (pictured) will not be charged in the death of her baby who was left in a hot car for eight hours

The mother of a 15-month-old girl who died after she was left inside a car will not be charged in the baby’s death.

Karen Osorio-Martinez, 35, found her baby Sophia Aveiro motionless in the car at around 5pm on August 23.

She was running late for work when she forgot that she had not dropped Sophia off at day care yet. 

The baby was left for eight hours in the parking lot of Procter & Gamble offices in Mason, Ohio, about 25 miles northeast of Cincinnati, where she worked.

The child’s father found out his daughter wasn’t at the day-care center when he went to pick Sofia up, and immediately called his wife. 

Building surveillance video shows Osorio-Martinez receiving her husband’s call and then running to her car, where she found her daughter. 

She made a frantic 911 call, telling a dispatcher her daughter was dead.

Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said his office will not take any charges against the mother of Sofia Aveiro to a grand jury.

‘There’s no doubt that Sofia’s mother made a horrible mistake, and one that proved deadly for her daughter,’ Fornshell said.

Surveillance video shows Osorio-Martinez frantically calling 911 around 5pm on August 23 when she found her daughter, Sofia Aveiro, motionless in the car

Osorio-Martinez was running late for work at Procter&Gamble in Mason, Ohio, when she forgot to drop her daughter off at day care. The baby died of hyperthermia in the parking lot

But he said there was no evidence that she knew she was putting her child at risk when she left the vehicle or that she acted with the ‘heedless indifference’ to risk that would show the recklessness required by law for charges such as involuntary manslaughter or child endangering.

Fornshell said the child died of hyperthermia.

The girl’s family issued a statement through P&G last month asking for ‘prayers, patience and privacy during this unimaginably difficult time.’

‘Words cannot express the depth of despair we feel at the loss of our baby girl Sofia,’ the statement read.

Fornshell said he met with the parents earlier Wednesday to inform them of his office’s decision.

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