Woman forgives husband who left son in car
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said today he is an amazing father and that she forgives him.
Lindsey Rogers-Seitz, of Ridgefield, said Kyle Seitz was extremely distraught after bringing their son to a hospital. She said when she got to the hospital, she told her husband she loved him and made sure he looked at her.
"I love my husband," Rogers-Seitz said. "Of course I forgive him. But it doesn't mean that our lives aren't different now. So we have to move forward with a new different reality for us, and it's always going to be that way."
Rogers-Seitz, an attorney who also has two daughters, said in an interview today with The Associated Press that her family is grieving together.
Police say the father was supposed to bring son Benjamin to day care but went to work and left the boy inside the car on July 7 for "an extended period of time." The temperature in western Connecticut reached into the upper 80s that day.