LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Thursday a plea of guilty was entered by defendant Reginald McKinnon in Lee County court for the charge of Leaving a Child Unattended in a Vehicle Causing Great Bodily Injury, a third degree felony.
He was sentenced to five years probation and as a condition must serve 20 community service hours. He must use that time to speak to parenting or pre-natal classes about the tragic event. Judge Margaret Steinbeck withheld adjudication as agreed on by the parties.
Assistant State Attorney Francine Donnorummo who prosecuted the case said, "Obviously the real punishment to Mr. McKinnon was the loss of his daughter. This resolution and the requirement for Mr. McKinnon to relate this to parents and expecting parents may help prevent similar tragedies in the future."