October 28, 2020
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Family, Neighbors of Man Accused of Not Letting Cops Break Window to Free Daughter from Hot Car Speak Out

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The mother of a Las Vegas man who was charged in the death of his 1-year-old daughter — who died in a locked Nissan Altima on Monday night — has spoken out to say her son was not negligent.

Sidney Deal, 27, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with child abuse, neglect, or endangerment resulting in substantial bodily harm after accidentally locking his 21-month-old daughter, Sayah Deal, inside his hot car. He then allegedly refused to break the windows to free her, apparently not wanting to damage the car and believing she was in air-conditioning.

“He asked the officers to help him,” Sidney Deal’s mother Artavia Wilson told KLAS. “My son was not negligent. The way he handled it was not that he cared more about the car. He thought his daughter was in air [conditioning].”

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