Man sentenced to prison for death of son left in hot car

Man sentenced to prison for death of son left in hot car

PHOENIX (AP) – A Phoenix man who pleaded guilty to child abuse in the 2013 death of his 1-year-old son he’d left in a hot car faces more than 20 years in prison.

A judge on Tuesday sentenced 31-year-old Brokale Lytte Marques to 23 years in prison.

The sentence is with no possibility of early release but Marques gets credit for over two years of time already served.

Marques was arrested in 2013 after his son was found unconscious in a car in a Scottsdale parking lot.

He told police he left the child in the car because he couldn’t find a babysitter and had to get to work. The boy died at a hospital.

Marques originally was charged with murder but he pleaded guilty to child abuse last November.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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