STATESVILLE, N.C. -- The parents of a 4-week-old boy have been charged in the death of their infant son who was left in a car for two hours over the weekend, police say.

On Sunday, July 27, Statesville Police and the Iredell County Department of Social Services began investigating the death of an infant, who they say was left in a hot car for two hours.

Police say Sherrie Tiesha Clay and Shakee Duquan Robinson, both of Statesville, returned home Sunday around 2 p.m. and left their 4-week-old son in the car.

About two hours later, the infant was discovered in the vehicle by his aunt, according to Statesville Police.

The child was driven to the hospital by his mother, and was then transferred to Baptist Memorial, where he later died from Hyperthermia, police say.

The District Attorney's Office filed involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse charges against the infant's parents Monday.

They're both held in the Iredell County Jail under a $200,000 bond each.

Read or Share this story: