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Newborn Baby Roasted To Death In Hot Car As Florida Mom High On Crystal Meth Was Masturbating At Home

Newborn Baby Roasted To Death In Hot Car As Florida Mom High On Crystal Meth Was Masturbating At Home

One of Megan Dauphin's friends alleged that she went for a party the weekend after her child's death.

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested after she reportedly left her newborn baby in a hot car. The two-month-old, McKinley Garner, roasted to death in the hot car while Megan Dauphin was reportedly high on meth and masturbating in her bedroom at home, reported The Courier-Mail. The mother had tucked the baby in a blanket and left the baby in the car. She forgot about her two-year-old after taking meth. McKinley Garner, born on July 4, was declared dead by emergency services who responded to the incident. Police arrested Dauphin for reportedly leaving the baby in the car for several hours on a 38-degree day in Panama City, Florida. Megan Dauphin was charged with aggravated manslaughter.

Dauphin's baby/ Bay County Sheriff's office
Dauphin's baby/ Bay County Sheriff's office


An eyewitness told the authorities that she found Megan Dauphin masturbating in bed at the time of the incident. She then asked Dauphin about the baby and only then did she realize that the baby was in the car, according to documents obtained by the Daily Mail . Dauphin exclaimed, "Oh my God," before jumping out of bed to rush to her car. The baby had been in the car for close to four hours. The paramedics responding to the situation tried to perform CPR on the infant but to no avail.

Toddler sleeping in car/Stock Photo/Getty Images/ Karl Tapales
Toddler sleeping in car/Stock Photo/Getty Images/ Karl Tapales


Bay County Sheriff's Office suspected Dauphin was under the influence of meth after finding the drug paraphernalia in her home, which is reportedly connected with crystal meth use. They had found the drug as part of an investigation into the death of the baby. To confirm if she was under the influence of meth at the time, the authorities ordered her to go for a blood test. The results confirmed she was under the influence of drugs and not in her senses when the baby died in the car. They had also found pipes that had marijuana and methamphetamine residue in her bathroom. The cops also found a vibrator on her bedside table as well as food and bottles for the baby. It was reported that the woman's father was at work and her sister was sleeping when the baby was in the car.

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The authorities reported that McKinley was left in the car from 9.15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dauphin had met her boyfriend at 9 a.m. in a car park to get cigarettes. The timeline in between in sketchy with the witness filling in that the mother was jolted back to her senses about her baby only when her friend caught her in the sex act and questioned her about the baby.

One of Dauphin's friends also alleged that she went partying the weekend after her daughter's death. "The Megan I knew would have never done this so this whole situation is very shocking to me," they said, reported Metro . "All I keep picturing in my head is that beautiful baby girl wrapped up in the swaddle blanket I bought off your baby shower and to imagine her life get taken from that innocent child because of a mother leaving her child unattended in a hot car is so disturbing." Dauphin is currently in Bay County Jail awaiting her preliminary court hearing.



In another similar incident, a Maryland woman Keontae Moodie was charged with endangering her two children while getting her nails done at a salon. The cops were forced to break the car window using their baton to rescue a three-month-old boy and a three-year-old girl inside the car as temperatures kept rising. "We’re still in a pandemic and we still don’t have the solutions to the problem. Getting your nails done should not supersede the safety of your family, your kids, and others who you put yourself in contact with," said Sgt Vickie Warehime, reported WBLA TV .

COVER IMAGE SOURCE: Bay County Sheriff's Office

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