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Prosecutors Won't Charge Foster Dad In Baby's Hot-Car Death


A Phoenix man will not face prosecution in the death of his foster daughter after he left the infant inside a car on a hot day.

The Arizona Republic reports the Maricopa County Attorney's Office declined to file charges against Roger Ham.

Prosecutors had been reviewing possible evidence brought by relatives of 4-month-old Samora Cousin in December.

Samora died in October after firefighters found her strapped in a car seat in a van. The high temperature that day was around 91 degrees.

Ham told Phoenix police that he had picked up the baby for an appointment but forgot to drop her off.