SC Mother Charged In Hot Car Death

The child was one-year old

Patrick Gentry
July 21, 2017 - 4:07 pm
106.3 WORD

24-year-old Latisha Rembert is charged with homicide by child abuse or neglect after the child was found unresponsive in a car at Swan Lake Iris Gardens Wednesday. The county coroner said Rembert's son Mekhi died from hyperthermia... when the body gets so hot it effectively shuts down. Mekhi Rember is the first South Carolina child to die in a hot car this year... and the first case in two years here.

Sumter Police responded after getting a call Wednesday afternoon, but could not revive Mekhi. They believe he had been in the car elsewhere before his mom drove to the park.

Swan Lake is a 150-acre garden park known for keeping eight different species of swans in its pond.

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