HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - A suspended Arkansas judge has pleaded not guilty to a negligent homicide charge filed after his son was found dead in a hot car.
Garland County Circuit Judge Wade Naramore is accused in the death of his 18-month-old, Thomas, last July. He entered a plea Friday and a trial was set for June 14.
Arrest records say Naramore told investigators he forgot to drop his son off at day care and left him in the back seat of a hot car for about five hours. The child died at the scene.
If convicted, Naramore could be jailed for a year and fined $2,500. The state Supreme Court has suspended Naramore temporarily, pending the outcome of the case.
Naramore's lawyers say the incident was "a tragedy but not a crime."