A 31-year-old father whose infant son died after being left in a parked car in the Phoenix summertime heat was smoking marijuana next to the car with a co-worker part of the time, police said.
Daniel Bryant Gray, 31, was booked into a Maricopa County jail late Thursday, charged with manslaughter and child abuse, Sgt. Tommy Thompson said.
Police earlier said 3-month-old Jamison Dean Gray died after his father went on Wednesday, his day off, to check on business at a northeast Phoenix sports bar and restaurant where he worked as a kitchen manager.
When the baby was removed from the car shortly before noon, outside temperatures were about 100 degrees, but interior car temperatures are frequently much higher.