Thursday, July 31, 2008

Parents plead not guilty

KVBC News and the Las Vegas Sun report that Stanley and Colleen Rimer have pleaded not guilty to 2nd degree murder, child abuse and neglect in the death of their 4-year-old son, Jason, who was found dead on June 9 after being left in the family's vehcile for 17 hours. According to the Rimer's arrest reports, Jason had myotonic dystrophy, a form of muscular dystrophy, and did not have the strength to open a car door. The coroner ruled that he died of environmental heat stress and his death has been ruled a homicide. The parents have also been charged with the abuse, neglect or endangerment of their four other children, who have been placed in protective custody.

For earlier media coverage, see:
Murder charges filed against parents of 4-year-old boy who died after 17 hours in car
Jason Rimer's death ruled a homicide

H/T to the editor over at ICAD for these latest developments.