should be prosecuted by child abuse due to neglect to the full extent of the law. I simply do not understand why this happens so much, and the intentionally neglectful parents are not going to prison, particularly when this irresponsible behavior results in death. No child should be left alone in the first place, much less be left alone in a locked car in very hot weather, where conditions in a vehicle are much less tolerable than outside. Every summer people are constantly reminded, "do not leave your children in hot cars -- yes, even with the windows down," yet every year we keep seeing this happening over and over and over again, with more preventable deaths. I don't understand why the punishments are not far far worse. What do y'all think?