Judge dismisses charges in 2-year-old child death

Friday, December 09, 2011

A South Valley man no longer faces criminal charges for letting his 11-year-old sister get behind the wheel of his car. The child ended up running over and killing a 2-year-old relative.

A judge dismissed involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse charges against Jaime Rodriguez. Back in April, the man let his sister back his car out of a driveway. Rodriguez's two-year-old daughter then ran out, and was hit and killed.

A Tulare County judge said there was not enough evidence to charge Rodriguez with the felonies, calling it a tragic accident.

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