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Police ID 4-Year-Old Who Died in Conn. Hot Car Incident

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    Parents Charged in Connection With West Haven Hot Car Death

    The parents of a 4-year-old boy who died after he and his brother went into the family car alone on a hot day in West Haven have been arrested.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018)

    The parents of a 4-year-old boy who died after he and his brother went into the family car alone on a hot day in West Haven have been arrested.

    Dusan Jenkins, 34, and Latoya Walters, 34, turned themselves into police Wednesday after learning of warrants for their arrests and are due back in court on Nov. 13.

    Police were dispatched to the family’s Treat Street home around 3 p.m. on July 19 after receiving a 911 call and said they found 4-year-old Dusan and his 2-year-old brother, Davion, suffering medical issues.

    The boys were rushed to the hospital, where Dusan was pronounced dead.

    As police investigated, they reviewed closed-circuit recordings from a camera located at the building where the family lives and said part of the recordings showed the brothers leave the apartment house alone and approach the family’s car, according to police.

    The recordings also showed the boys’ father removing them from the same vehicle and bringing them back to the apartment house.

    Jenkins is charged with criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor. His bond was set at $15,000, 

    Walters is charged with false statement, reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor. Both were held on bond. Her bond was set at $10,000. 

    They both posted bond and are due back in court on Nov. 13.