Georgia mom charged in hot car death

(WXIA) A judge has ruled there is probable cause to prosecute Georgia mother Dijanelle Fowler in the hot-car death of her 1-year-old daughter.

Fowler, 25, is facing charges of second-degree murder, second-degree cruelty to children and concealing a death.

On June 15, Fowler called 911 from a parking deck at about 5:45 p.m. When police arrived, 1-year-old Skylar Fowler was dead in the back seat. Dijanelle was taken to the hospital for treatment.

She was released later that night and left the state, according to DeKalb County Police. Investigators obtained warrants for her arrest, and their fugitive unit was actively looking for her. She eventually turned herself in.

Fowler’s attorney says she left the car running with the child inside and the air conditioner running while she was inside a nearby salon, and that the car broke down during that time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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