Tennessee parents have been charged in the hot car death of their 2-year-old son after the child was left alone in a vehicle overnight.
Jade Phillips and Anthony Phillips were arrested Monday and hit with first-degree murder and other charges, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Little Kipp was found dead on July 14 after one of the parents called 911 and reported leaving the child in the vehicle. Jade Phillips attempted CPR, according to WNCN.
"We believe they made the call when they got up," Gatlinburg Police Chief Randall Brackins told WNCN. "Their work schedule, they work late at night from the previous night and what we understand, the child was left in the car from the night before."
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"They seemed like good people, but I guess you never know," neighbor Freeda Hall told the newspaper.
Chief Brackins told the newspaper last week that the parents were "distraught, very upset."
"They were very unbelieving of what was occurring," he told the newspaper. "They just couldn't believe it was happening."
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The couple could face the death penalty if convicted of a felony murder charge, according to the News Sentinel.
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