Charlotte, June 29: In a shocking incident in North Carolina, a 36-year-old woman has been with involuntary manslaughter after allegedly leaving her eight-year-old daughter in a hot car while she worked in Charlotte. The incident unfolded on a scorching day, with temperatures reaching above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, i.e., above 32 degrees Celcius, prompting emergency response as the child suffered a fatal medical emergency. The woman, employed at an Amazon facility, claimed she left the air conditioning on but found her daughter unresponsive upon returning from work.

According to a report from ABC News, the sequence of events began on Wednesday, June 26, when Ashlee Stallings left her eight-year-old daughter inside her car, unattended, to go to work. When she returned to check on her daughter after not hearing from her for an hour and a half, she found her unresponsive on the floor of the backseat. Subsequently, Stallings broke the window of the car with a hammer and rushed her daughter to a nearby hospital in a bid to save her. However, the young girl, whose name has not been disclosed, was pronounced dead the following day. US Shocker: Uber Driver Forced to Flee Gunfire After Picking Up Passenger in Chicago's West Garfield Park, Dashcam Footage Surfaces.

As per the report, hospital authorities informed the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Wednesday evening, who promptly arrested Stallings on charges of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse by willful act causing serious injury on Thursday, June 27. Medical staff determined the cause of death as brain herniation due to hyperthermia, a tragic consequence of being exposed to extreme heat. Stallings informed the police that she had left the vehicle's air conditioning on, but her daughter might have turned it off due to feeling cold. US Shocker: Man Makes False Call to 911, Ambushes and Kills Two Police Officers in Deadly Encounter; Video Surfaces.

Stallings appeared in court, where she was assigned a public defender and is currently held on a USD 250,000 bond at the Mecklenburg County Detention Center. The tragedy has sparked a wave of grief and introspection in the community, highlighting the critical issue of hot car deaths and the swift and devastating consequences they can have. Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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