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Couple to appear in court for leaving child in hot car

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Rankin County grand jury will consider the evidence against a couple accused of leaving their infant in a hot car in Flowood this past weekend.

The child survived.

The baby's father, Thomas Morris of Texas, was charged with felony child neglect.

The mother, Theresa Sheppard, was also charged with felony child neglect, as well as disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Police say the 7-month-old child was left in a black Chevy Tahoe in the Walmart parking lot on Lakeland Drive Saturday afternoon.

A passerby heard the baby screaming and alerted authorities.

The baby was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and was expected to be placed in the care of a relative.

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