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No charges to be filed against Gilbert father in hot car death of 3-year-old

Posted at 5:26 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 19:26:45-05

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office says they’ve declined prosecution against a Gilbert father in the hot car death of his 3-year-old daughter.

Police originally said 37-year-old Scott Jones was accused of leaving his daughter Charlotte in a vehicle at his home for two to three hours on September 3, 2019 resulting in her death. The girl was transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police arrested Jones, who was processed and released, and submitted the case to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review and charging recommendations.

On Tuesday, the MCAO announced “the evidence in this case did not support a reasonable likelihood of conviction at trial,” therefore MCAO will not pursue prosecution.