1-year-old boy dies after dad left him inside hot car two days before Father's Day

Ksenia Novikova
Jun 22, 2018
10:12 A.M.
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In a tragic turn of events, a one-year-old boy lost his life after he was left inside a hot car for more than an hour. His father has since been arrested. 


The incident made headlines on Friday, when the South Carolina father, 22-year-old Aaron Tazhol Trammel, found his son, King Trammel, unresponsive in his car.

As reported by WKRN, the coroner's report confirmed that the infant's death was as a result of the heat, since King was left in a parked car with closed windows

According to the outlet, Trammel was searching for his son inside his Oakview Drive home in Spartanburg. His son was missing, and he found his body in the car. 


Fox Carolina reported Trammel tried to resuscitate his son without success. Emergency services were notified, but King was pronounced dead on the scene.

Trammel was charged with involuntary manslaughter and child negligence and was arrested the following day, he was given a bond hearing on Sunday.

The judge explained to Trammel that he could spend up to 10 years in prison for unlawful neglect of a child, and five years for involuntary manslaughter.


He has to appear in court again on August 30th. His mother supported him throughout the bail hearing, saying Trammel just lost his son before Father's day weekend and didn't deserve this. 

"His whole reason for living was his son. [...] He didn't give up because of his son. He was determined to be a good father [...] He worked hard to take care of his child."

Mrs. William (Trammel's mother,) Fox Carolina, June 18, 2018.

According to his mother, Trammel was under the impression that King's mother, Maquita Nesbitt, had brought the boy back inside their home. 


Only Trammel has thus far been charged, and Lieutenant Doug Harwell told reporters that it was the father who was responsible for "closing the windows and leaving [King] unattended."



account has since been created by Nesbitt's sister for King's funeral costs. The story is developing, learn more on our official Twitter page,

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