Oklahoma father of 2 children who died in hot truck released
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma father accused of the death of his young son and daughter after spending five hours in a hot truck was released after surveillance videos showed that the children had gotten into the vehicle alone the authorities on Monday.
Dustin Dennis, 31, was released after investigators checked a neighbor's surveillance camera footage, showing that his 4-year-old daughter Tegan and 3-year-old son Ryan had gotten into the truck, but not from Tulsa District came out law firm said.
The Tulsa district attorney presented the new evidence to the judge who originally set out Dennis' bond, and he was released. No formal charges have been filed.
Dennis was arrested on Saturday for two second-degree murder orders, the police said.
Dennis had told the police that he took his children to a grocery store around midday on Saturday. When he got home, he went in and fell asleep for four or five hours. When he woke up, he found the children in the vehicle. He called the police after carrying the children inside.
Police said the children were in the car for five hours when the temperature in Tulsa reached the low 90s on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
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