Foster father gets 32 months for hot-car death

Seth Jackson (KSN Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas — Seth Jackson, 29, the foster father charged with leaving a 10-month-old child to die inside a hot car last July has been sentenced to 32 months in prison with 24 months supervision after his release.

Jackson testified Friday morning, saying he was “a broken man, pleading here for my life.”

A large crowd turned up for Jackson’s sentencing hearing Friday. Jackson plead guilty in November of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Kadillak Poe-Jones, who died of hyperthermia after she was left in the hot car for over two hours.

Seth Jackson’s mother shared a photo of the baby that died in a hot car. (KSN File Photo)
Seth Jackson’s mother shared a photo of the baby that died in a hot car. (KSN File Photo)

Prosecutors asked for 32 months saying “everything [the girl] could ever be is gone because of the defendant. Jackson’s defense argued for probation saying it was a tragedy but prison was not the answer stating “he has accepted responsibility”.

Judge David Dahl said he believes Jackson’s actions were unintentional but not accidental stating that doing drugs, drinking and driving are not accidental actions. “I believe that probation is not warranted. I believe that probation is not appropriate.

Jackson has 14 days to appeal his sentence.

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