Grenada dad charged with murder after 8-month-old left in car

GRENADA, Miss. (WJTV) -- An 8-month-old died after being left in a car in Grenada, police said.

Her father, Joshua Lewis Blunt is being charged with second-degree murder.

Grenada Police said they went to the scene on Scenic Loop 333 around 3:50 p.m. Thursday.

Little Shania Caradine had been left inside the car by her father. Blunt told police that he went to work andĀ forgot that Shania was inside the car. First responders and medical staff tried to save Shania, but their attempts were unsuccessful.

Blunt is currently being held in the Grenada County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

The Grenada Police along with Department of Human Services and the District Attorney Office assisted in the investigation.

Shania body is being sent to Sate Crime Lab for an autopsy.

The police victim advocate is working with both parents to help them with their grief.


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