From The Free Thought Project:
Hot Springs, AR — On Friday, the Hot Springs Fire Department responded to an emergency call about a 2-year-old boy who was left in a car. Tragically, when they arrived on the scene, there was nothing they could do to save him.
The 2-year-old boy’s name was Thomas Naramore, the son of Garland County circuit judge Wade Naramore. Thomas was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to the Hot Springs Police, earlier that day Naramore had picked his son up from daycare and driven him home. Instead of getting him out of the car, however, Naramore admitted to forgetting about Thomas, for four hours.
“lack of arrest comes in spite of the fact that Naramore admitted to leaving his son in the car for four hours”
“[The father] had driven home, left the baby in the car, forgot the baby was in the car for about four hours and I guess when he realized he went out to the car,” Donny Lodan explained to KARK. “I think we’re all … in shock that you just — everybody always says this — but you never really expected to happen … two doors down.”
According to reports, Naramore was never arrested, and the police are conducting an investigation. The lack of arrest comes in spite of the fact that Naramore admitted to leaving his son in the car for four hours; a confession to a minimum of negligent homicide.
The family is certainly in a lot of distress and are grief stricken. However, the failure by the Hot Springs police to make an arrest in this situation shows an appalling level of special treatment for Naramore, likely because of his judge status.
Last March, the same police department who failed to arrest Naramore, responded a report of a child left in a vehicle. The mother, Mandy Wilson, of North Little Rock was immediately arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.