Grandmother Makes Costly Mistake

Barbara Michelle Pemberton, 47, was charged with second-degree murder and child cruelty. On Tuesday, her 13-month-old grandson, Shadoe, was found dead after she left him in the car for five hours.

While she was in Rossville, Walker County, she went to visit friends when she noticed him asleep in the back of her Ford Focus. She decided to leave him in the car with the heater on. She did not bother to check on him for five hours, even after her friends had suggested she do so.

She returned to the car five hours later, or around 4:20 p.m. to find Shadoe dead. Pemberton and her friends conducted CPR on Shadoe and paramedics rushed him to the hospital. Unfortunately, the infant was pronounced dead at Hutcheson Medical Center.

Police say the sun pouring in through the window with the heater on gave the boy heatstroke. The temperature in the car was around 100 degrees when Pemberton finally checked on Shadoe. She said that time got away from her. T

here was no indication that Pemberton and her friends were drinking or on drugs. Pemberton is being held in the Walker County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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