Transcript for Mother Reacts to Guilty Verdict in Hot Car Death Trial
Next tonight, the heartbroken mother whose little boy died in family's hot car. She's speaking out tonight, after a jury fold her ex-husband guilty of murdering their son. Lee Anna Taylor says that blaming the parent here will not help. ABC's Steve osunsami with the mother's letter. Reporter: It's pretty clear tonight that jurors didn't believe Leanna Taylor, who in court defended her ex-husband, saying that she, too, feels he accidentally left their 22-month-old son to die in this silver SUV, outside his Atlanta office on a hot summer day in 2014. He was the sweetest little boy. Reporter: With Harris convicted on all charges, Taylor is taking her frustrations to Facebook. "So, now you may be saying justice has been served. But guess what, you can convict every parent that this has ever happened to, and I can promise you two things. One, it will never bring our children back and two, it will not prevent this from happening in the future. The problem is a society that refuses to believe this can happen to them. And I pray you never have to walk this path." Child safety experts have made the same point. The number of children dying this way accidentally started climbing in the 1990s, when cars started coming with passenger side air bags and parents were told it was best to move child seats to the back. Carmakers are working on solutions, including alarms that can sense the weight of a child in a car seat.
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