Prosecutors have filed formal charges against a central Indiana woman who had been drinking and was taking a nap while her 2-year-old son crawled into a hot car and later died.
Britni Nicole Wihebrink of Daleville was charged Tuesday with neglect of a dependent resulting in death and obstruction of justice. She’s being held without bond. Her initial hearing is set for Sept. 24.
A probable cause affidavit says her son, 2-year-old Jaxon Stults, was found “very hot and stiff” in her car about 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5. The child died in an ambulance taking him to a hospital.
The National Weather Service said high temperatures topped 90 that day in the Daleville area about 40 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
Court records didn’t list an attorney for Wihebrink.