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Father won't be prosecuted in son's death in hot van%)
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Las Vegas-AP -- A father who accidentally left his seven-month-old son in a hot van for eight hours will not face charges in the boy's death.

Clark County District Attorney David Roger says a child neglect charge isn't appropriate because David Fish didn't intentionally neglect or abuse his son. The Las Vegas prosecutor says the law doesn't cover accidents.

Fish put his son Hayden in the back seat of the family van to take him to day care on June fifth. Authorities say Fish was running late and exhausted. He stopped for coffee, drove to work and forgot Hayden was in the car.

Fish discovered Hayden later in the day when he went to pick up another son at day care. Hayden's temperature was 110 degrees. He died the next day.

The Reverend Bill Kenny of Christ the King Catholic Church says Fish and his wife, Stacey, are relieved that he won't be prosecuted.

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