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Prosecutors won't charge foster dad in baby's hot-car death

A Phoenix man will not face prosecution in the death of his foster daughter after he left the infant inside a car on a hot day.
Posted at 11:32 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 13:32:20-05

PHOENIX - A Phoenix man will not face prosecution in the death of his foster daughter after he left the infant inside a car on a hot day.

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office declined to file charges against Roger Ham. Prosecutors had been reviewing possible evidence brought by relatives of 4-month-old Samora Cousin in December.

Samora died in October after firefighters found her strapped in a car seat in a van.

The high temperature that day was around 91 degrees. Ham told Phoenix police that he had picked up the baby for an appointment but forgot to drop her off.