Hot car foster father released on bail Saturday

Seth Jackson (KSN Photo)
Seth Jackson (KSN Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – The Sedgwick County Corrections confirms that 29-year-old Seth Jackson was no longer on the inmate list and was released on bond Saturday at 5:01p.m.

Bail was set for $200,000 on Friday, with a $50,000 surety bond.

Seth Jackson is being charged with felony murder in the first-degree for leaving his 10-month-old foster child inside a hot car on July 25.

District Attorney Marc Bennett stated that Jackson was high on marijuana the day that the 10-month-old died, and had supposedly went to a drug dealer to acquire more drugs.

According to Bennett, Jackson returned home, took his 5-year-old adopted child inside, and proceeded to use the drugs.

The 10-month-old child was left in the car for over two hours before his 26-year-old partner noticed that the 10-month-old was not around. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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