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Joshua Blunt: I was unaware of my baby being left in the vehicle

Joshua Blunt & daughter.....Source: Carlos Moore Joshua Blunt & daughter.....Source: Carlos Moore
GRENADA, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Grenada father is in jail charged with murder in the death of his 8-month old daughter after he "accidentally" left her in his car while he was at work. 

Joshua Blunt's attorney, Carlos Moore, says that his preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

The Moore Law Group plans to ask for a continuance and will also ask that Blunt be let out on his own recognizance. 

Moore says that the arrest was racially motivated.

“Just spoke to city prosecutor and the city has agreed to amend charge from second degree murder to culpable negligence and will not object to my motion for client to be released on his own recognizance,“ Moore said on Monday afternoon. 

Grenada City Prosecutor Jennifer Adams said she would not comment until after Tuesday morning's preliminary hearing.  

According to Moore, Blunt said he was unaware that he left his child in the car. Instead, he thought he had dropped his baby off with the grandparents.  

Moore even shared his own personal experience in this Facebook post, announcing he would be representing Blunt pro bono.

Moore's post was shared 890 times by Monday afternoon. 

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