• The 14-month-old boy died after being brought unresponsive to a hospital on Sept. 1
  • Surveillance footage shows the 19-year-old father did not return to the car for five hours
  • Landon Parrott was arrested on charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter

An Ohio man who was arrested for the death of his 14-month-old son admitted that he left the toddler unattended in a hot car for around five hours. The teen dad confessed that it was a deliberate act so the child won't be a disturbance at home, New Philadelphia police said.

The 19-year-old suspect, Landon Parrott, brought his unresponsive son to a hospital on Sept. 1 claiming that he had briefly left the child alone during a short bathroom trip. The medics attempted to revive the kid but did not succeed.

"During the initial investigation the Detectives found inconsistent information being given by the father," New Philadelphia Police said in a news release.

Meanwhile, surveillance video from across the street from the family's apartment showed Parrott leaving the car with the child inside at 8:30 a.m. while his wife went to work. The footage showed that Parrott did not return to the vehicle until 1:50 p.m. when he went to pick up his wife.

When the investigators confronted Parrott with the video evidence, he confessed to the crime. Parrott has been charged with murder, two counts of endangering children, and involuntary manslaughter.

"During the interview, it appears that this was not a matter of forgetting the child but was a deliberate act so as the child would not be a disturbance while in the house," the police said.

The infant was left in the hot car for around five hours when the outside temperature rose to 87 degrees, the police said.

"We estimate that would've made the interior of the car about 130 degrees and this child was in there strapped into a car seat with no fluids, no air conditioning, nothing. It's heartbreaking to see this unfold before your eyes," police official Ty Norris said, as reported by NY Post.

Parrott is currently held in Tuscarawas County Jail on a bond of $250,000.

Meanwhile, an online obituary for the deceased infant describes him as a boy who will be "remembered for his sweet disposition and gentle way with animals, even at such a young age, and for his enthusiasm for his best friend Mickey Mouse."

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