GREENSBORO, N.C. — The father of a baby who died after being left in the back seat of the family car has been charged in connection with the child’s death.
Jose Stanlin Fichack, 31, of Whitsett, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to Guilford County’s chief assistant district attorney Howard Neumann.
The 3-month-old boy, Nicholas, was found unresponsive inside a car parked outside a Greensboro shopping center on Oct. 3.
The baby was strapped in a car seat, however no one was with the child.
Officials say Fichack was going to work and left his son in the van.
A passerby called 911 when Nicholas was found around 1 p.m.
Emergency personnel continued CPR while transporting the infant to Moses Cone Hospital.
The infant was pronounced dead at the hospital from heat stroke.
Authorities say the warrant for Fichack’s arrest was issued Tuesday and that he turned himself in Thursday.
The mother will not be charged.
Fichack’s first court appearance will be Dec. 2 in district court. He was released on a $50,000 unsecured bond.