Foster father allegedly high when left girl in hot car - KCTV5

Foster father allegedly high when left girl in hot car

Posted: Updated:
WICHITA, KS (KCTV) -

A foster father was high on marijuana when he left a 10-month-girl in his hot car to die, a Kansas prosecutor said Friday.

Seth M. Jackson, 29, allegedly had two children with him when he met with his drug dealer. He allegedly went home and was smoking weed as Kadillak Poe-Jones was dying in the car.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennet discussed Jackson's drug use during a court hearing Friday about Jackson's bond.

Jackson's defense attorney maintains that Jackson should have been charged with involuntary manslaughter, and wanted his bond reduced.

But Bennett said Jackson was charged with first-degree murder because Jackson recklessly put the child's life at risk.

After hearing both sides, the judge kept Jackson's bond at $250,000 but modified to only require $50,000 surety bond. That means Jackson would pay $5,000 to a bondsman to get out of jail while waiting trial rather than $25,000.

According to court testimony, Jackson had spent the morning getting high and ran out of marijuana. He then went to buy more of the drug while the baby and a 5-year-old child were with him.

After getting home with the drug, Jackson got one child inside but left the baby in the car as he was inside having more weed. Jackson allegedly told police that something on TV jogged his memory and made him remember the little girl.

Investigators determined that the girl was picked up from the baby sitter about 4 p.m. last Thursday and brought home, where she was left in a car with all the windows up. Emergency dispatchers got a call at 6:41 p.m., and the girl was pronounced dead a few minutes later.

Temperatures at the time were about 90 degrees.

Jackson and his partner had been trying to adopt the 10-month-old girl they had cared for nearly all her life. Police have said both foster parents were distraught over what happened.

The Wichita couple also had three other foster children, ages 3, 5 and 18; and had two adopted children, ages 5 and 7. The two younger foster children were visiting other relatives at the time.

The children have been placed in state custody.

Both sides agree the circumstances are entirely different than a widely publicized case in Georgia, where a father is charged with murder and child cruelty charges on suspicion of intentionally leaving a 22-month-old boy in a hot car last month as he went to work.

Copyright 2014 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83

    Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83

    Monday, November 20 2017 3:17 AM EST2017-11-20 08:17:04 GMT
    In this 1986 file photo, Charles Manson is seen in court. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)In this 1986 file photo, Charles Manson is seen in court. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)

    Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, has died.

    More >

    Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, has died.

    More >
  • Two 23-year-olds from KC killed in crash on 45 Highway in Platte County

    Two 23-year-olds from KC killed in crash on 45 Highway in Platte County

    Saturday, November 18 2017 9:11 PM EST2017-11-19 02:11:16 GMT
    File photo. (AP)File photo. (AP)
    The Platte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash that killed two people and hospitalized one on Saturday. The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. on 45 Highway near the Westside Drive intersection, which is north of Iatan. The initial investigation revealed that a silver 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis was headed northbound in the southbound lane, trying to pass someone, when it crashed head-on into a 2007 Toyota Rav 4 that was headed southbound. The Marquis’ driver a...More >
    The Platte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash that killed two people and hospitalized one on Saturday. The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. on 45 Highway near the Westside Drive intersection, which is north of Iatan. The initial investigation revealed that a silver 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis was headed northbound in the southbound lane, trying to pass someone, when it crashed head-on into a 2007 Toyota Rav 4 that was headed southbound. The Marquis’ driver a...More >
  • Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    Monday, November 20 2017 8:02 AM EST2017-11-20 13:02:01 GMT

    An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies.

    More >

    An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies.

    More >
Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:
KCTV  KSMO

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.