Man arrested for his two children deaths after left them locked in car for 5 hours
31-year-old man has been arrested after his two children aged 3 and 4 die in his care after he left them locked in his car for 5 hours in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday.
According to The Sun, their dad, Dustin Lee Dennis, 31, was arrested Saturday and charged with two counts of second-degree murder after his children were pronounced dead at his home, according to an arrest report.
Dennis told police he drove to QuikTrip with his children around midday and then returned to his home in the 1700 block of East 61st Street South, according to an arrest report.
He then fell asleep for four to five hours and couldn’t find his children when he woke up, police said.
He found his children in the floorboard of the truck and then moved them to the living room where paramedics pronounced the children dead, according to an arrest report.
The cause of the children’s death has not yet been released.
A neighbor had footage of Dennis leaving, then locking his truck and going inside without getting the children out, police said.
The arrest report states “The children had not been checked on for nearly five hours during the time they were locked inside the vehicle.”