A Florida grandmother has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of her 7-month-old granddaughter in a hot car, less than a year after her toddler grandson drowned in a pond while she napped.
Tracey Nix, 65, was babysitting her seven-month-old granddaughter, Uriel Schock, on Nov. 1 when the infant was discovered dead in the back seat of her SUV.
The 2019 Lexus was parked outside Nix’s house in the small town of Wauchula, where temperatures soared into the 90s that fall day.
Inside, Nix, a former school principal, talked to her dog and practiced the piano.
When interviewed by the police later, the grandmother said she had “just forgotten” about her granddaughter after returning home from lunch with friends, according to an affidavit by the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office.