WICHITA – A Wichita man has been sentenced to nearly three years in state prison after his 10-month-old foster daughter died after he left her in a hot car while he and his partner smoked marijuana.
Seth Jackson pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in November. The 29-year-old Jackson was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison.
Prosecutors say Kadillak Poe-Jones died in July after she was left in the car when the temperature was about 90 degrees.
Jackson was originally charged with felony first-degree murder after investigators found he was smoking marijuana with his partner at their home while the child was outside.
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The men say they had believed the girl was playing with other children inside the house.
They realized she was outside when they heard an infant crying on television.