Smyrna mother indicted for murder for child deaths - WKRN News 2

Smyrna mother indicted for murder for child deaths

Posted:

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - The mother of two young children who died after being left inside a hot car in Smyrna has been on indicted on charges of murder.

The Daily New Journal reports the Rutherford County Grand jury has charged Samantha Harper with two counts of felony murder and two counts of aggravated child neglect for the August 2 deaths of her children.

Harper is accused of putting 2-year-old Savannah Marise and 3-year-old Daniel Marise in her car in the driveway outside the family's home before walking back inside and falling asleep.

Harper, who was 25 years old at the time, said she found the children three hours later.

Temperatures in Smyrna reached 99 degree that day.

Harper's attorney has said the deaths were a tragic accident.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Previous Stories:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKRN (Young Broadcasting station). All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.