WICHITA, Kan. (AP/PIX11) — A child crying on the television show “Game of Thrones” reminded a Kansas man that he’d left his 10-month-old foster daughter to die inside a sweltering car, police said.
It was too late.
Seth Jackson is now facing murder charges after little Kadillak Poe Jones was killed by hot temperatures while trapped in the parked car.
According to the affidavit released Monday, Jackson called his partner to say he would pick up their foster child from a babysitter, after taking the 5-year-old to a doctor’s appointment.
Police say when Jackson arrived at home, he took his 5-year-old and pizza inside, but forgot Kadillak in the car.
The affidavit says Jackson and his partner smoked marijuana while watching an episode and a half of “Game of Thrones,” until Jackson was reminded to pick up the girl by hearing a child crying on the show.
Police say Jones was inside the car for more than two hours, while the vehicle baked in Wichita heat. It was around 90 degrees outside.
The affidavit reports Jackson’s partner told police the girl was hot and stiff when he grabbed her and took her into the house. He called 911, while Jackson attempted CPR.
Jones’ autopsy showed she died of hyperthermia, or overheating in the enclosed vehicle left outside.
Jackson is charged with first-degree murder in the July 24 death. No charges have been filed against Jackson’s partner.
According to KWCH, Jackson and his partner have fostered Jones since she was 2 weeks old. They were taking care of an additional five other children at the time of her death.