Man Released after Weekend Arrest for Kids' Deaths in Hot Car

Jun 15, 2020

A man arrested after his two children died after spending hours in a hot car over the weekend has been released.

Investigators say video from a neighbor's house shows 4-year-old Tegan and 3-year-old Ryan Dennis get into Dustin Dennis' truck by themselves Sunday afternoon and never get out.

Dennis told police he took the kids to a convenience store around noon, then returned home, went inside and fell asleep, finding the kids when he woke up hours later.

In a different case, a woman whose children wandered off and drowned after she allegedly passed out intoxicated faces two second-degree murder charges.