Pontiac father who left child in car causing death by heart stroke arraigned

16-month-old Pontiac boy dies from heat stroke after left in hot car

PONTIAC, Mich. - The father of a Pontiac baby, who was found dead in a hot car Thursday, was arraigned Saturday in 50th District Court.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office said the baby's mother called Thursday evening from the 1600 block of Savanna saying she found her son, 16-month-old Odeshi Ogene, unconscious after he had been left in a car all day while she was at work.

Father Henry Ogene was watching the couple's young son at the time. The Medial Examiner says the infant died from heat stroke.

The temperature outside reached a high of 77 degrees, but experts say it could have been 120 degrees in the car.

"The windshield had actually magnified the sun so that it burned the child's face," said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard. "The father said he put the baby in the car to run an errand, and didn't come out obviously."

A warrant for child abuse resulting in death was issued for the father Friday. If convicted he could face up to 15 years in prison.

He is currently being held in the Oakland County Jail.

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