Arlington Woman Found Guilty in Hot Car Death of Disabled Man

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ARLINGTON -- An Arlington woman was found guilty after leaving a mentally disabled man in a hot SUV for five hours.

Terrance Sanders, who reportedly had an IQ of 19, was found dead after being left behind in a vehicle which, Arlington firefighters say, reached temperatures between 130° and 150°. Sanders' caretaker, Debra King, told authorities she left Sanders in the vehicle because she was too tired to remove him.

She also argued that she cared about the people in her care and that Sanders' death was a tragedy, not a crime.

King faces up to 20 years incarceration for the injury to a disabled person and up to two years for homicide.

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