Minnesota father gets 6 months for death of son in hot SUV

A Minnesota man will serve six months in jail for the death of his 4-year-old son who the man left for hours in a hot SUV.

Twenty-six-year-old Kristopher Taylor of Apple Valley also will be on electronic monitoring for six months.

The Star Tribune reports Judge Robert Awsumb sentenced Taylor on Friday to a four-year suspended sentence and 10 years of probation.

Taylor pleaded guilty in August to second-degree manslaughter. His son, Riley Taylor, died May 4 in St. Paul. Authorities say Taylor left the child in the vehicle for hours while he worked the Grillfest event at CHS Field. The complaint says the boy was in the sun.

In a statement, the boy’s mother, Jalie Juers, described Kristopher Taylor as a loving father who was devoted to his son.

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