I hope Jamison Gray will be able to understand some day that the unspeakable pain he suffered on the August day when he died in that car, was not something his father intended.
Jamison was three months old, but his father is 31. Jamison's pain is over, but his father's is just beginning. Jamison's dad will ask himself for the rest of his life why he didn't take the baby with him into the sports bar where he worked.
Even if he intended to stay for only a minute, instead of the reported hour, why did he leave the infant in the car at all? Even at 70 degrees it's inexcusable, but it was over 100 degrees that day and much, much hotter in the car.
We've all forgotten things, be it car keys, wallets or anniversaries…but not a three-month-old baby. Unless new incriminating information comes up, I don't think the father should go to jail. House arrest should be punishment enough, but turn off the air conditioning.
I'm Pat McMahon