State troopers tried to stop Imhotep O. Norman, 28, 4 월 2019 for speeding, 릴리스 말했다. Norman drove over a median and onto Interstate 85 with flames and heavy smoke spewing from his car, 릴리스 말했다.
After troopers forced him to the right lane of the road, Norman jumped out of the burning vehicle and left his daughter, Xena R. Norman, in her car seat, 릴리스 말했다. Norman later told investigators he thought law enforcement officials would rescue her, 릴리스에 따라.
Norman’s daughter died due to acute carbon monoxide poisoning and thermal burns, 릴리스 말했다.
Norman told the judge during his first bond hearing in
2019 that he did not know the car was on fire when he got out
, 에 따르면 CNN affiliate WHNS
“I just know that the car wasn’t on fire when I got out the car,” Norman said. “I would have stayed in that car with my daughter. I would have never got out the car while the car was on fire. I seen sparks coming from under the tires when I tried to stop and I couldn’t stop at that point. I don’t know why what happened to the car were I couldn’t stop.”
Norman pleaded guilty to homicide by child abuse, failure to stop for a blue light and siren, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, trafficking methamphetamine and possession of with intent to distribute amphetamine, possession of oxycodone, and possession of xanax, 릴리스 말했다.
CNN has reached out to Norman’s attorney for comment.