Trial opens for Arkansas judge after son’s death in hot car
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) – Jury selection has started for an Arkansas judge charged with negligent homicide after his 18-month-old son died after being left in a hot car last summer.
Wade Naramore is charged in the July 2015 death of Thomas Naramore. Because of pretrial publicity, clerks summoned a larger number of potential jurors Monday.
Naramore faces up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. His lawyer has said the boy’s death was “a tragedy but not a crime.”
The judge stopped hearing cases after his son’s death, with special judges stepping in to hear cases.
His lawyers asked Monday that jurors not be shown autopsy photos, saying they weren’t pertinent to the case.